The Joy of Being a Sole Heir
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that their identity be excluded. To protect the innocent, the identity has been
removed, and any identifier facts have been changed.
Aren't we so happy to be informed that we
are the sole heir to a family estate. This, of course, means that
there are no contesters, and we will inherit the entire estate. Things
should run smooth, and in no time we will be given control of the
But wait a minute. You need to hear a
real-to-life experience of the joys of being a sole heir, an experience that
could await any one of us.
referred to this site. I do not expect anyone to help me. You see, I was
appointed executrix of the family estate. There are no contesting
parties. The judge held the estate in limbo for years, not bothering to
probate it. I begged to know what could be done to resolve things. I found
myself saddled with the expenses of finding unknown heirs to challenge the
I hired an attorney, but was informed that the judge
was not pleased with my choice of an attorney. I
eventually perceived that I would end up with expenses that would ruin
my entire life. I wound up losing my career because the judge continually
had me coming back to court. Then I lost my own house, and
this disrupted my own family's life.
The attorneys who were
saying that the judge was at fault suddenly turned on me and demanded
payment. I was told to pay the debts or be held in contempt of
I sought to get a loan to pay things off, but I
have now arrived at the conclusion that the inheritance is not worth
fighting for anymore.
I am now in debt to a private lender to which
an attorney recommended to me. My most recent attorney could not
help me, saying that the judge wanted my inheritance.