By Anonymous - 27/4/2020 08:00

Poisoned chalice

Today, I inherited a lot of money from a great aunt that I had forgotten about. Her immediate family are all scumbags who were only after her money, so she willed it to me and my mom to say "fuck you" to them from beyond the grave. Now I keep getting threatening phone calls. Thanks auntie. FML
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By  FinkiusMaximus  |  6

Not a lawyer, but IIRC, if you are left out of a will, a portion of which you would normally be entitled to, you may be able to contest it. If you really want a "screw you" to your heirs, a very small nominal inheritance is better, because they couldn't claim they were overlooked.

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  kenken5  |  16

That’s the worst thing I’ve ever heard. So a person decides who they want to leave their money to but just because you’re related you can contest their wishes because you’re “entitled”?

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Legal system at its finest. I think the premise is "my mother was senile and completely forgot she had three sons and eight grandchildren, and instead gave her entire inheritance to the friendly Nigerian prince she's been talking to." Hence Chuck's $5,000 bequest to Saul in Better Call Saul. It's a small amount, but it shows that Saul was not inadvertently left from the will, but it's a nice brotherly slap in the face.

By  Hangryko  |  12

Change your phone number, block them on social media and email, and call the police on them for uttering threats. Your mother should do the same if they are threatening her as well. Don't give in to those people.

By  TexasKitten79  |  2

Via email or text tell them to stop threatening and harrassing you. That way if you ever need it you have proof you told them to stop. Save all texts, emails, and voicemails. And if your state's laws say only one party to the conversation needs to be aware of voice recordings, then set your phone to record the calls. Then you'll have proof shoukd you ever need to file charges against them.