Canada Law

Ask a Canada Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Can I sue my sister for not letting me know that my mother…

Customer Question
Can I sue my...

Can I sue my sister for not letting me know that my mother left me money for my wedding? Before my mother passed away for four years ago, she told me she left money for me and my sister's wedding. My sister who is older than me got married before my mother passed away and I got married last year but she didn't give me any money for my wedding.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I haven't done anything. Like I said, she passed away four years ago

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Also i found out that 4 year ago my sister sat down with my two brothers to make arrangements for my mother's funeral and wasn't there to hear anything. I felt that it was a secret arrangement. I need closure.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Canada Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
12/3/2017
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
Debra
Debra, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 103,958
Experience: Lawyer
Verified

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I am sorry for your loss and for this difficult situation.

Was there a Will and if so who was the executor?

If not who applied to administer your mother's estate?

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you. I don't know but i heard my mother signed some documents to her in the hospital when my father present. When I went to visit the cemetary office after my mother was buried, I was told she is the power of attorney.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I heard my father was present in the hospital when my mother signed documents over to my sister.
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

This is not quite adding up.

Is your father still living?

And do you think your mother's full estate went to your father?

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The office at the cemetary where she was buried told me she is the power of attorney so i assume she has power of attorney. I want to know if i can sue her for emotional distress. I need closure
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

POA is not for when the person has died. It is for when they are living.

You cannot sue your sister for emotional distress. If there was a Will and you were left money and did not receive it that is fraud.

So what you should do is first go to the local courthouse and ask for a copy of all that is in your mother's estate file.

There you will see who was in charge of the estate and also see what your mother did in her Will.

If she left you something and you didn't get sent legal documents and a copy of the Will then something has gone terribly wrong. But it could be that your mother left her full estate to your father.

If you are saying that your mother gave your sister money for you and for her outside of the Will before she died then you could sue your sister for that money and for interest etc.

That would also be fraud.

So it may be that your best next step after checking with the courthouse is to consult with a lawyer who does estate litigation face to face.

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
my father is still living
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Did you read my full answer?

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't know anything. I heard that my two brothers and sister sat around my parents dining-room table two days after she died while my father apparently was in the bedroom resting talking about the funeral and no information was give to me and my other two brothers.
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

But did you see my suggestions as to how to go forward?

Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Basicly, we just showed up at the viewing and the funeral. She passed away February 28, 2013 at 9:28pm. and buried march 2013. We didn't know where she was going to be buried until the day of the funeral.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We are six siblings. Two females and 4 males
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The year she died, she gave us $1,000 each and I told my aunt in america what happened and she said my mother would have given us more money than that. I told my aunt about that mother said she had wedding money put away for me and my sister, she said your mother would have done that. And another thing, my sister and her husband and two sons went to Florida/Walt Disney the same year my mother died and she never had the money to go to Walt disney before until my mother's death
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My sister got married before my mother passed away and I got married last year 2016 and no money was given to me
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My question is. Can I sue my sister?
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Debra Your Own Question
Debra
Debra
Debra, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 103,958
103,958 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Lawyer

Debra is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert confirmed everything that I had been told, and didn't want to believe. Thank you for putting my mind at rest.

MonikaCanada

This has been very helpful. I'm glad to see that lawyers and sites like this exist. Thanks for your help.

MikeHalifax, NS

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tom B.

Tom B.

Barrister & Solicitor

2,263 satisfied customers

25 years in practice

LawyerProfessor

LawyerProfessor

Lawyer

836 satisfied customers

Experienced Litigation Lawyer in Ontario since 1999 and NY since 1997

Debra

Debra

Lawyer

103,958 satisfied customers

Lawyer

Jeremie John Martin

Jeremie John Martin

Lawyer

839 satisfied customers

I'm a bilingual attorney for the province of Quebec who goes to Court often for many clients.

Sokkalaw

Sokkalaw

Lawyer

312 satisfied customers

Lawyer in Ontario, Canada

CaptanLaw

CaptanLaw

Lawyer

224 satisfied customers

I'm a criminal defence lawyer, who assists individuals charged with crimes.

Mark A

Mark A

Lawyer

179 satisfied customers

Canadian Lawyer working at a Canada Law Firm

< Previous | Next >

Related Canada Law Questions
I work for a university in Portland, OR. We have a large
I work for a university in Portland, OR. We have a large number of Canadian alumni living and working in BC, AB and other provinces. We are exploring ways to have one of our experienced alumni relatio… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
Is it possible for the victim of incest, 40 years ago, to
Is it possible for the victim of incest, 40 years ago, to ask for a pardon for the person who abused? Would charges be pardoned and if so how do I do this in Canada? … read more
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Litigator, Barrister and Solicitor
LLB
3,163 satisfied customers
First of all thank you very much. I did as you suggested and
Hi Debra , first of all thank you very much. I did as you suggested and got my ROE paper but the box for reason was "quit " so it is useless. I responded right away to HR and it is not corrected yet e… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
My family called my Dr. to ask him to suapend my Driver's
My family called my Dr. to ask him to suapend my Driver's Licence, he said I could apply to reassess it. … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I lost my job last March 26th and was given a settlement
i lost my job last March 26th and was given a settlement letter from my hr director. although i was assured that it wasn't dismissal with cause but when my ROE came out, it stated code M-DISMISSAL. I … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
How are you. Ontario. My question if I was deported at age
My question if I was deported at age 10 from Canada can I return with my us passport at age 52 for a 8 day visit to my Mom … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I need toget my birth certificate, passport and divorce
I need toget my birth certificate, passport and divorce decree notarized to get marriedin jamaica. How do i do that? … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
We had our home broken into Jan 2017 a lot of personal info
We had our home broken into Jan 2017 a lot of personal info including passports bank statements T4. All was reported to police, banks and transunion and equaifax and alerts put on file. Recently I hav… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
My boyfriend was just denied legal aid based on "assets" he
My boyfriend was just denied legal aid based on "assets" he owns our current house and 2 properties that are actually one big one (as one is technically inside the other and has to be sold together) .… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I have disability insurance with edge. I put in a claim with
I have disability insurance with edge. I put in a claim with them being that I can't work because l have gout in my wrists and need knee replacement because ortharthris they said they didn't cover tha… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I hope you can help me. BC. You are the first person I have
hi I hope you can help me JA: What province are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: BC JA: What steps have you taken so far? Customer: you are the first person I have contacted… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
Is it illegal for a company I have a subscription with to
Is it illegal for a company I have a subscription with to increase the charge on my credit card without notifying me? … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
My employment was terminated April 11th and the employer
My employment was terminated April 11th and the employer provided a letter advising I would be issued 4 weeks severance. The first pay period after the termination was yesterday and there was no sever… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
My neighbour is causing many trauble in our life and
my neighbour is causing many trauble in our life and property managen=mets wants us to go to the court.today they inspect their unit and theit unit is full of garbage and dirt, and small animals which… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I have a boss who curses me tells me I am ignorant,
I have a boss who curses me tells me I am ignorant, unprofessional and hard to deal with. I am the only person in the office all week long, she may be in the ocfice for a couple of hours per week. I h… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
My husband is having an affair. Its been going on a time ( 2
My husband is having an affair. Its been going on a long time ( 2 years). He refuses to leave our home. Today is day 4 this time that he has left without a call or text. I can barely keep my feet unde… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I have a brother who is living with me in the US. he just
I have a brother who is living with me in the US. he just came from my country El Salvador. He escaped from a kidnapping and torture, does he has the possibility to apply for politic asylum in Canada?… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
I have a WorksafeBC claim that is going to mediation. I also
I have a WorksafeBC claim that is going to mediation. I also filed a BC Human Rights file. Do I have to cancel one to proceed with the other? They are against my former employer. … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
103,958 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x