So there is this great paralegal that I’ve been talking to and she has gone out of her way to try to help me. She called me at 6pm last night and again first thing this morning. She has a very big heart, because all her help has been free. She was one of the only people that listened to me without interruption. She wanted the entire story in details. And she really came through for me, unexpectedly.
She kept consulting with her boss to try to get me the information I need. Lawyers seem just as specialized as some doctors, with everyone having their own very concise niche within the realm of dealing with legal issues concerning the dearly departed.
She got me two leads for lawyers that go to court to ask for an ex-parte I believe it’s called. So I guess I’m going to see if I can extend my stay because I don’t know if I have to psychically be here for that and if the answer is yes I don’t want to miss it by leaving. It’s only a 2.5 hour flight but I’ve already decided that if this doesn’t work it’s over as far as I’m concerned.
But in thinking about things this morning a few things occurred to me.
1) I used to think Brad was my best friend. But now I see it was my mother actually. As she was the one I told almost everything to, including things about Brad. When she asked. Interestingly, as much as I talk about him here, I don’t talk all that much about him in person unless specifically asked. I actually even try to avoid talking about him because there is so much turmoil always between us; ups and downs and that is just not pleasant to talk about or listen to.
2) There is a way to contest the will, potentially successfully, if I partner with my aunt and cousin that are both listed on the will after E. I just don’t know that I trust either of them.
My aunt completely turned her back on me when I warned my uncle’s (her brother) wife that he had molested me as a young girl for many years. This snowballed into his wife seeing red flags for their only daughter and me forced to testify in civil court as a character witness against him.
My aunt then cut me out of the family and said I was lying. Which seriously, I would have zero motivation to do, logically. I did not benefit at all from any of that. That day in court was hell, having to answer all these questions about my abuse. Yea. Fun. Weird motivation if you ask me, but she’s obviously being driven by emotion and stubbornness. I’m at peace. I did what I felt was right.
I like my cousin, but he is kind of a slacker. And I don’t know how trustworthy he is with money, but my aunt is known to screw people over and with her behavior I really don’t want to talk to her. So while there is a way it’s not an allegiance I want to form. I’d just be exchanging one foe for another and I’m positive it will be much more drama. Too much!
Which I try to avoid, but it seems to find me none the less. Lol
Well…..guess I’ll work on extending my stay.