“It happens every day”…. “you could end up with nothing but the bills”… “Probate court is the most corrupted of all the courts-the best liars win”… these were all statements I’ve heard in the 14 months from: lawyers in two states, morticians, bank managers, THE IRS, the FBI, and countless victims whose stories I have heard since it happened to me and my deceased husband’s estate. Estate theft-happens every day in every kind of way, sometimes you don’t even have to be dead to have all your assets stolen. And if there are even investigations, charges and convictions-assets are seldom ever recovered.
Two different morticians told me upon my husband’s death three states away from our household-that ‘it happens everyday’ where family members lie and tell them the deceased is divorced’ in the hopes that they are named as primary heir on the death certs-the legal key to opening up those bank accounts and allowing to be named probate representative of the estate allowing transfers of title.
There are no legal precautions that can stand up to determined ones who are after your assets-witness the recent case of the elderly gay couple in Sonoma County. Their carefully laid out POAs, ANDs, and will were all just disregarded and their joint assets seized with the healthy partner forced into a nursing home while their home and possessions were raided and stolen.
A legal spouse, a business partner can be left ‘holding only the bills’ with assets stolen in psuedo legal ways-documents made under duress, while medicated, while recovering from Code events like my husband-they are PUSHED in the hospitals as are the DNRs. Mobile notaries make it all so easy for jackal parties to your property to prevail.
I will be doing a blog about my own experiences with estate theft and the prior events enabling it. Every spouse needs to know what I’ve learned the hard way-especially with so many people marrying so many times with children of all ages involved in their marital and financial interests, along with all the ex wives jealous of other children shorting out their own-like in the Hopper case. There is so much that is truly unpreventable with those who are determined to steal and leave you and your children bankrupted in every way, working the very ill or dying parents against their spouses oftentimes totally behind their backs. Or else they strike the moment your spouse is truly dead and blatantly steal titled or other property and guess what? Nobody in insurance or law enforcement will bust a nail helping you recover any of the property or filing claims or charges either. And lawyers cost a ton of money to fight it in the courts. Money of yours that has been all STOLEN.
I have been searching for Victoria Hopper’s lawyer and am glad I have finally found the info. What happened to me in Riverside County has been of interest to the FBI-as the theft of my husband’s guns, our 401K, banking and forged tax returns are federal matters and worthy of their investigation.