8 Comments Wills, probate, letters of administration, powers of attorney
My dad spent more time looking after him when he got sick, there were carers at home while my dad and auntie worked and looked after him which granddad payed for as I wasn't well enough to look after him. My auntie was retrenched from work and decided to care for him about 4 months before dying. I would look after him for around 10 hours a week but my dad did the routine daily things for him like meals.
I have never talked about his will before as my dad has a bad temper. I raised the issue with my dad and granddad for the first time 2 days before he died of a heart attack and my dad hit the wall and threw my grandads walker in front of us. I think my granddad wanted to leave us his unit (he sold the other two to my dad and auntie and my grandma owned one and sold hers when she went into a nursing home - they originally owned 4 on the one title).
I think he never left us in the will because my dad (particularly my auntie) has interest in her own financial needs and every time my granddad wanted her to look at the will she would yell at him saying 'never'. I believe the will was originally written over 50 years ago, and my aunt and dad shared power of attorney over him for 15 years due to his heart condition. As kids we would go to the unit to help renovate and he would say we could have one each.
You need to answer my specific question rather than relate a story about events.
1) Did he leave a will?
2) If so, to whom did he bequeath his estate?
3) If not, who has applied to administer the estate?
4) If he did leave a will but you are not included, why may that be if he said he wanted you and your brother to inherit?