I was not able to go see my mother who became ill recently on account of my financial difficulties due to recession in the USA. My brother who is a lawyer in Kochi, Kerala made me to believe that my mother had made a Will. When I asked a copy fo the Will he said that the Will becomes invalid if I read it. This was surprising to hear as the Will was drafted by my brother who is a lawyer in the family and my mother simply signed it, according to my lawyer-brother's directions.
As I mentioned earlier I live in the USA and my finances are very bad. My savings are depleted and my house was put on foreclosure. My business is not doing well either.
Since the recession started my brothers were taking advantage of my situation for quite sometime. The latest drama was subjecting my poor elderly mom for series of medical tests that may further weaken her body and health. This had cause me an awful stress and I hadn't slept since she was admitted to a hospital.
I'm at the point that I may not be able to attend my mother's funeral if she were to pass away soon because of the lack of money to go to India from the USA.
My mother had undergone many unnecessary medical tests including with radioactive dyes that made her very weak. I'm so worried and didn't sleep since she was admitted in the hospital for a minor thing and a whole lot of tests which made her health worse. I had nothing but tears and prayers for her to give.
My question is that if I can't show up for my mother's funeral, do I loose what is in the Will as I don't know what and how crookedly my brother wrote this up and asked my mother to sign it.
Kindly advise on this matter. I may need to retain an attorney as my brothers were acting on me for quite sometime as I became poor during the great recession in the USA. If you are not a practicing lawyer in Kerala, kindly recommend me a good honest attorney in Calicut, Kerala. Thank you.