OP (Original Poster) initially wanted to share her inheritance with his uncle’s kids. But with how they treated her, she’s contemplating if she should keep everything for herself!
OP is a 19-year-old woman who got her military contract the year before this story was posted. She’d been “bouncing around for a while,” but she has several cousins who “f****** hate” her guts right now because of her dead great-uncle.
She mentioned that her late great-uncle was a 76-year-old man she considered the “greatest man to ever live.”
However, he’d been sick for a while and never told anyone. He had cancer, but instead of getting treated, he wanted to “ride it out like a G.”
Clueless to His Sickness
OP said she never knew about her great-uncle’s illness, but she constantly visited him because she knew he was old. So, she helped him whenever she could when she wasn’t working.
She cleaned up his house, took the dogs to the vet, and did other “simple stuff.” She would also pay for some services here and there.
OP’s great-uncle passed away peacefully in his sleep. But things were not so peaceful after the reading of his will.
She said, “When they read the will, he made me the sole inheritor of everything.”
She shared that her inheritance was “well over” $5,400,000, including the houses now in OP’s name.
OP never knew her great-uncle was wealthy since he just lived in a dirt trailer in the middle of nowhere.
Her Great-Uncle’s Family
OP had six cousins from her great-uncle, and they are all grown up. His wife passed away two years ago, so his money would all go to his kids if he didn’t leave OP everything.
However, it seemed her great-uncle wasn’t fond of his kids since he wrote a letter in his will “ripping down” his kids and calling them “money-hungry b******s” who didn’t deserve even the dog s*** in his yard.
His Views on His Kids
Her great-uncle even called his only daughter a “horse-faced w**** that has children pretty much marching out of her legs as much as guys go into them.”
There were so many other insults in the letter. They were so bad that the lawyer even blushed!
Facing a Possible Legal Battle
With her great-uncle’s death, OP inherited everything and planned his funeral—just a cremation and dumping of his ashes on the Rocky Mountains.
However, her cousins threatened to sue her for the money and his estate. They said they “deserve” everything because they’re his kids.
But OP is torn because her great-uncle specifically said “not to give them s***, or even let them take his house.”
He was so adamant that nothing went to his greedy kids that he evicted them all from his property where they were currently living in. They had 30 days to leave their homes since OP now owned their houses, too!
Threatening Other People
OP’s cousins also threatened her boyfriend, saying that he should “correct his woman.” They even told him they would come over and steal his stuff from his house!
You Better Give Me Something!
One of her cousins had also been calling OP nonstop. She told OP that she “better give her something” because she had eight kids, whom OP said were all “little s***heads.”
Her cousin said she deserved to get the fortune because “she was banking on her dad’s money” to help her with her finances.
Winning the Lottery
OP noted that all her cousins were excited when they were reading the will. It seemed to her that they were happy about it—like they had just won the lottery.
On the other hand, OP was the only one sad that her great-uncle had passed away.
OP’s p***ed off because “those dumba**es are going to actually try to take her to court with the three brain cells they share.”
If OP were to be honest, she didn’t want anything; she didn’t want anything at all and only went to the reading of the will because she was in charge of her great-uncle’s funeral. She said, “I was originally going to see if I could split it with them. But because of the way they are all acting, I don’t know if I want to.”
Insights From Redditors
Some Redditors helped OP understand how she should approach things and told her that everything was a lot for a 19-year-old to handle, so she shouldn’t let herself get so stressed about everything.
One said, “Not the a**hole. This is a lot to put on a 19-year-old. Do not make any permanent decisions right now. Even if you didn’t expect or want his estate, he definitely didn’t want his kids to profit from it. Don’t betray his confidence in you by giving them anything. His lawyer should have made the will contest-proof, and even if there is some daylight there, you have the letter that shows his intention to cut them out. Leave it to your lawyer to handle their threats and any eventual court fights. Follow through with your plans for his funeral and have your lawyer set up some security for his house. Find a property manager to proceed with carrying out their notices to vacate and find new tenants. Then ask your lawyer for a good financial planner to keep the estate intact while you learn what you need to know to become more involved. Be careful that none of the professionals take advantage of your youth.”
Secure Your Safety
Users were also concerned for OP and her boyfriend’s safety and suggested she file a restraining order against her cousins.
“Adding on some advice, take the threats made against you and your boyfriend to the police and a restraining order or order of protection taken against those threatening you. Investing in home security cameras is also a good idea,” suggested one Redditor. One replied and said, “Just remember you have the power here. The will and letter clearly state it all belongs to you. Don’t let them try to bully or intimidate you. They will try to take advantage of you because you’re young and a nice person. Don’t let them. Think of this as a business matter, not family. Best of luck to you!”
What should OP do? How should she protect her assets?
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This post first appeared as She Refused to Share the $5,400,000 Inheritance Her Uncle Left Her With Her Cousins Because He Intentionally Chose Her Over His Greedy Kids. Now They’re Going to Sue Her! on Quote Ambition.