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Greed may lead to estate issues

People will often do things that seem fully out of character in the name of money. Greed is a strong motivator. You may be surprised by what you find.

For instance, maybe your parents passed away and left a sibling as the estate executor. When they give you a copy of the will, it gives nearly everything to them and nothing to you. Immediately, you suspect that they create a fraudulent will or used undue influence to get your parents to change the will. You can't imagine your parents wanted things to be this unfair.

At the same time, it's hard to imagine your sibling doing this. You've always had such a good relationship. The issue could be that greed has taken over and they decided to take advantage of the situation for financial gain.

After all, people who are greedy often lack empathy, they engage in self-centered behavior, they never feel satisfied with what they have and they always envy what others have. Some experts have even said that they "know no limits" when trying to get what they want.

Have you noticed these traits in your sibling before? They could be red flags that you are correct and the estate plan is fraudulent. Unfortunately, your sibling exploited their position of power to try to get as much money as they could for themselves, even at your expense.

When something like this happens, you need to know what legal options you have. Estate litigation can get complicated, but there are ways to get to the bottom of things, and you need to know what steps to take.

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