In SC, my husband died in 2013 and left his son as executor. We had been married 10 years; he was previously married to the mother of his children for 49 years. My husband changed his will at some point and left all his personal and household goods to me instead of his children. I did not know. After the funeral, his son asked if he could come down and get some things. He came and loaded a large truck and his van and took them away.
I found out about the change in the will in Feb 2015 when I had to get a copy of it for another reason.
Now he wants me to sign a form saying that I received everything that was left to me in the will so he can close the estate
. I don't know how I can sign a false statement and why I should let them get away with doing something so outrageous. He ignores me when I ask him why they felt they had to deceive me and tries to turn it around to say that I "gave" the things to them. Well, of course I did --- I thought they were supposed to have them.
I would always have given them the things my husband brought into the marriage no matter what, but they took a lot of expensive gifts I had bought for my husband, etc.
If I refuse to sign the form or sign it without listing what was bequeathed to me, what would be the ramifications to the executor and would he be in violation of the oath he took to carry out the terms of the will?
Can I get an attorney to ask for return of the items I gifted my husband with (about $6000) or either compensation for same? I imagine some of them have been sold by now - especially the expensive watches and custom made tie pin that was my wedding gift to him, which I have asked for and been told he never saw it before - not true!