A few days after the man moved into his inherited house, he heard someone knock on the door. He was surprised to see a woman with three children standing with a couple of packed bags.
The man had inherited the house from his mother, who had recently passed away. He was happy to move into the house with his wife because he had struggled with paying rent.
However, he wasn't expecting the woman to show up on his doorstep with her children. He was shocked to learn why she had come to his house.
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The 46-year-old man's mother passed away after battling cancer. He was devastated after losing her, but knowing that he had inherited her house made him feel better.
He was her only child and her only caretaker during her final days. He took a break from his work to care for her after the doctors diagnosed her illness.
It was tough for him and his wife because they had to look after their children alongside his mother. However, things became better when they moved into the house they inherited six months after his mother's death.
It was tough for him to let his mother go. | Source: Unsplash
Before moving into the house, they usually spent most of their earnings paying rent. After their move, they only had to pay for utilities, which helped them save a lot.
"I wasn't expecting to see you," the man said.
They used the money to provide their children with a good life. Everything was going great until a woman showed up at their doorstep with three children.
They moved into the house after his mother's death. | Source: Pexels
The woman's mother was the man's mother's best friend. After the woman's mother died, the man's mother took care of her, and they had developed a strong bond.
While the man's mother was on her deathbed, the woman visited her multiple times. His mother used to talk to her, but he didn't know what she said to her.
Six months after he moved into his new house, the woman knocked on his door. When he opened it, he saw her standing with her children and bags full of clothes.
A woman knocked on his door. | Source: Unsplash
"I wasn't expecting to see you," the man said. The woman apologized for coming unannounced, but she said she was there because of his mother's promise.
"She said you'd look after me and the house, so obviously she wants me and the kids to live here because she wanted us to have the house!" the woman explained.
The man was shocked to hear her words. He wondered how his mother could make such a significant promise when she had already given the house to him.
He was shocked to hear her words. | Source: Unsplash
"I don't know what mom told you, but she was very ill, very delirious," the man said. He told her what was written in his mother's will.
The woman disagreed and said that his mother had made a promise, and he couldn't go against it. The man was annoyed, but he politely requested her to leave because she couldn't legally claim the house since it belonged to him, according to his mother's will.
She started yelling at the man and decided to sit in his yard with her children, refusing to leave the premises. She said they would stay there until he left the house. OP waited three hours before calling the police.
He called the police. | Source: Pexels
The police soon. arrested the woman while her relatives picked up her children. However, she was bailed out after some time and started telling his family members that he had taken her inheritance.
On the other hand, OP showed the will as proof to the police and even made them talk to his lawyer. Then he pressed harassment charges against her because she continued accusing him of robbing her.
He posted his story on Reddit to ask other users if he was at fault. "NTA. Your mother wrote her will presumably under better mental conditions than what she may have been experiencing immediately prior to her passing," Redditor lolacarmichael replied.
His family members had started calling him after the woman lied to them. | Source: Unsplash
The Redditor explained that his mother might have made a promise to the woman when she was in a weak mental state. She would have mentioned it in her will if she wanted to give the house to her.
"No legal document, no house, simple as that," Redditor Bri0345 also stated, wondering why the woman thought his mother would have given something to her when OP was there.
Most Redditors assured OP he wasn't at fault. They were shocked to read the woman's claims, and some of them even doubted her intentions.
Other Redditors assured OP he wasn't at fault. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
Do you think the woman was telling the truth?
The woman had no proof that OP's mother had promised she would give the house to her. She only made verbal claims, so some people may think it was possible she lied. No evidence suggests she wasn't doing this to trap OP and make him share the house with her. Do you think she was telling the truth?
Should OP sit her down to make her understand what she was doing was not right?
Some may suggest for OP to talk to the woman and make her understand that the house belonged to him. Perhaps, he could show her a copy of the will to make her realize she should stop harassing him. However, others might think talking to the woman would be useless. What do you think?
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