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My husband of 20 yrs recently passed away and on the same

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My husband of 20 yrs recently passed away and on the same day I found out he was having an affair. In his gun safe I found letters written to him and signed by his mistress with one specifically stating that this letter could be used how ever he seen fit at any future date. He had no will and no assesst not assigned. I received a letter from an attorney demanding these letters back by her, my question is, do I have to return them since they were to my husband
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

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You absolutely do not have any obligation to return these letters. These letters belonged to your husband and are part of his estate. Even with no will, this mistress has no legal entitlement to any of your husband's assets, including these letters. You can, should you choose, return them, but you are under no legal obligation to do so. Once sent, the mistress' control over these letters ended. That does not change because your husband has now died. I'm sorry for all you're going through with this and will certainly keep you in my prayers!!

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