My Grandfather died while I was in prison in 2008. He wrote me a letter, that I still have, and told me that I would inherit a third of his estate, my father and uncle inheriting the other two thirds. When I called my Grampy's house my father answered asking me where his will was. My Grampy's lawyer had died and the lawyers son took over his estate affairs. I was the only one who knew where my Grampy kept everything so without the lawyer present I told my father where the will was and he said, "Oh that is what he was doing in their last night". Every phone call made from prison is recorded. I did not hear anything from my parents until a few weeks later in a letter telling me basically what a lowsy child I am and I kept that letter to. I then wrote every lawyer in Ellsworth, Maine I could find at the law library and got a response saying that I was not in the will my Grampy wrote. My father dispises me and found out that I was added to the will and distroyed the one my Grampy had in his safe. I still have the letters and was wondering if I had a chance.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Maine
I live in Florida and my Grampy died in Maine. I have asked people I know some say I have a chance others say I don't.
Thank you for using Just Answer. If you require clarification, please feel free to post a follow up question.A will that is lost is presumed to have been revoked by the testator. The burden would be on you to prove your father destroyed the will illegally. You could do that by witness Testimony. Otherwise, it is very difficult to get a destroyed will admitted to probate. You would, at least, need a copy.
Even though I have a letter written by my Grandfather and another letter from my father telling me how disappointing I am and have not heard from him since. That means nothing without a copy of the will?
Correct. You need to find a copy of the will somewhere. You will not be able to get past the first step unless there is a copy to present in lieu of the lost original.
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