I don't know if this is allowed to be talked about here or not, but if so I'd like to tap into your experiences....
My mother, who I've not spoken with in almost twenty years due to an extremely abusive childhood, died Saturday morning. Even when she knew she was dying, she chose not to attempt to make things right, which was pretty hurtful. Neither my sister or brother let me know (we've had a distant relationship as I'm the one who needed 'help', who wouldn't come back to the 'family'), I read about it in a facebook posting of my niece's. I've also not contacted either of them since finding out about it. Would you?
My niece sent me a facebook message saying everything was being split equally between all the siblings, (Wow-she didn't cut me out of her will!) and therefore was asking for my ok to buy my mother's house at below market value. She neither mentioned what that market value was, nor how much she was willing to pay. Nor did she offer any feelings of sympathy to me.
Apparently my sister, the executor, has 60 days in which to notify me and give me a copy of the will. Does anyone know if I should speak with a lawyer, or just trust that I will get the rightful share? And before that sounds cold-hearted to any of you, this money is the 'be all, end all' to me as I feel like I'm finally getting paid for all that was done to me, made off me; and all the years of not having a 'mom' or any of my family of origin.