My husband passed away in January of this year. We had been legally separated for 16 years, but had been married and living together for 23 years. Though his abuse was the reason for our separation
, we became friends again a year or so later, and had an amicable relationship. I was the only family living near him when he passed away. We have 2 sons who live about 6 hours away. When I went to his home the day after he passed, his landlord barred me from the property, stating that my older son had called her and told her "all about me" and said that I was not to be allowed to come on to the property. No less than 4 people shook their fists, screamed at me and cursed me. 3 days later, while I was at the funeral home making arrangements, my son called the proprietor and revealed that he had "found a will giving him all rights to his father's remains, his property, and his banks accounts. I was then barred from viewing my husband with my children, and was told by my son that I was not welcome at his memorial service. He proceeded to make all of the arrangements, and my 2 sons refused to tell me the location or times for his service. No ashes were set aside for me. I was effectively cut off from all association with anything to do with his services. It was later determined that the will, which was witnessed by his landlord ( the same one who barred me from the property) and one other person, was a forgery. It was unmistakably determined to be the case by a very well qualified forensic document examiner.I am in possession of his report.
Upon our separation, our property was divided, leaving me no interest in his estate. But our son's treatment of me, for no apparent reason, has created an emotional state in which I have been in, or on the verge of, tears for the last 3 months. I have been having nightmares, and cannot seem to get my mind off of what has happened. I cannot believe that my son would treat me this way. I am also having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that he can apparently be involved in the forgery of a last will and testament, treat me as a completely insignificant person with respect to the memorial of his father, a man who has been a part of my life for over 40 years. Is it possible that he walks away from this with no consequences? This question comes to you from a devastated mom in California.