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Old Widower Who Lived in Dirty Trailer Left $5.4M Inheritance to Lady Who Isn't One of His 6 Children

Salwa Nadeem
Oct 25, 2023
07:51 A.M.

Everyone was shocked after discovering what was written in the man's will. He left a $5.4 million inheritance to a woman while his children didn't get anything.

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The then-19-year-old woman shared that the man's children were after her because she was the sole inheritor of their father's wealth. She also shared what they did to make her give up the money. However, she believed she deserved every cent of the will and didn't want to give it up. Her Reddit post revealed what was going on in her mind.

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The woman with the Reddit username AriaHana00 shared that the man lived in a "dirt trailer in the middle of nowhere" and was "apparently" not wealthy. The doctors had diagnosed her 76-year-old great-uncle with cancer, but he had no plans of getting treated. He wanted to live the rest of his life happily.

His wife had also passed away two years back, so all he had were his six children. Along with other secrets, his will revealed that he wasn't fond of them. OP (Original Poster) shared that she wasn't aware of her great-uncle's plans. She often visited him when she wasn't at work and helped him with his chores out of love and respect.

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The family also found a letter with the will, which revealed the dead man's true feelings.

She cleaned the house and took his dogs to the vet whenever possible. Otherwise, she paid for services that would help him out.

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One day, he peacefully passed away in his sleep. That day, his family discovered what they meant to him because none of his six children inherited a cent from him. Only OP was named inheritor of his estate worth $5.4 million. Surprised, OP explained:

"I honestly didn't even know he was wealthy at all since he just lived in this sort of dirt trailer in the middle of nowhere."

All six children were fuming when they read the will. They weren't expecting their father to give everything to his great-niece.

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The family also found a letter with the will, which revealed the dead man's true feelings. He wrote insults for his children and called them "money-hungry." The letter reflected his hatred for them, explaining why he didn't share his wealth with them.

On the other hand, OP was shocked because she had never expected him to give her anything. While her cousins were angry, she planned her great uncle's funeral and scattered his ashes in the rocky mountains.

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OP recalled that her cousins were more "excited" than sad at the funeral and felt she was the only one who genuinely felt unhappy.

Meanwhile, her cousins started threatening her. They believed they deserved her great-uncle's wealth because they were his children. However, OP was sure about not giving up the estate because that would mean disrespecting her beloved uncle's last wish. She explained:

"He specifically said not to give them [expletive], Or even let them take his stuff."

Her cousins lived on their father's property, which OP now owned. They had to move out of the houses within a month because OP's great-uncle had evicted them.

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OP's cousins tried their best to convince her to give them a share in their late father's property. One called her, asking her to "better give her the money" because she had eight children to look after and mainly depended on her father's money.

OP's cousins also threatened her boyfriend, instructing him to "correct his woman," or they would come to his house to steal his precious belongings.

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"I'm legit pissed," she wrote, explaining that her cousins were planning to take her to court. She confessed that she didn't want anything from her great-uncle's wealth, adding:

"I was originally going to see if I could split it with them But cause of the way they are all acting, I don't know if I want to."

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Comments and Reactions

She wrote a Reddit post asking other Redditors if she was at fault for not sharing her inheritance. "This is a lot to put on a 19-year-old," replied another Redditor.

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The same Redditor advised her to think carefully before making any permanent decisions. They highlighted that OP's great-uncle didn't want his children to inherit his wealth, so she should also respect his wishes. The Redditor explained:

"Even if you didn't expect or want his estate, he definitely didn't want his kids to profit from it."

The Reddit user also encouraged the woman to seek professional help from financial advisors, lawyers, and property managers, advising her to ensure none of these people take advantage of her youth.

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OP read the comment and thanked the Redditor for his advice. She told him she would develop a plan to protect her property. Meanwhile, wind-river7 replied, saying OP needed an experienced lawyer who knew how to deal with evil family members. The user believed an experienced lawyer was crucial for OP to win her case.

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Most Redditors believed OP was not at fault for not sharing the inheritance and that the cousins didn't deserve anything because their father didn't want to give them anything. Commenters added that the 19-year-old was the one to take care of her great-uncle while his children treated his death like "payday."

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Although some thought the decision to leave the children with absolutely nothing was harsh, comments believed everyone in the family had to respect the uncle's wishes. More Reddit users advised OP to block all her cousins, but she said the whole family was already against her, so it would mean she had to cut ties with everyone.

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But while she sorted out the will with her lawyers, other commenters advised the 19-year-old to get a restraining order against anyone who threatened her and her boyfriend.

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Questions to Ponder:

Do you think OP should share her inheritance with her cousins?

Most Redditors advised her not to share the inheritance because it meant going against her late great-uncle's wishes. However, some people might agree that OP could give them a portion of her estate because they needed it. What do you think?

Do you think OP's cousins could have approached her better?

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OP's cousins never requested her to give them a share in the inheritance. Instead, they always threatened and instructed her to share the money with them. Had they approached her politely, she might have shared the estate with them. Do you agree?

If you enjoyed reading this story, you might like this one about a man who discovered pages were missing from his late aunt's will, so he dug deeper and rushed to the notary.

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