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My husband died last year in a road accident. Since then, I have known no peace from his brothers who say I have no further business in that family since my only connection to them is gone. We were not officially married but have a daughter.
I have an older son from a previous relationship and this is known to everyone. His brothers claim if any property is left with me, I will give it to my
I invested a lot of money and time in managing the vehicles so I feel I should not be treated like I was just a dependent. What can I do to stop them?
Jackie, those people are in the process of disinheriting you of your family assets and investments. It is important for you to seek legal advice early so that the movable and sensitive assets (the vehicles) can be secured and restored back to their rightful owner. You have a huge advantage having jointly registered the vehicles and as such these should not be subject to a succession process since you are a registered owner.
An advocate can guide you on the process of obtaining a police abstract and warrant of arrest accusing them of being in possession of stolen goods. This should lead to them returning the vehicles in your custody then they can initiate any legal processes to secure any other assets they consider to belong to their late brother and wait for the outcome.
As for the
Advocate Samuel Ngari of S.N. Thuku and Associates advices that you engage the services of an advocate to help file for an “ad-litem” order. This is a temporary legal order that secures items that are in contention of administration to allow for the filling and determination of a Succession Case. He adds that this is critical because the registered owner is liable for any damage the vehicles may cause also because they may decide to
Lastly, I encourage you to get all the necessary papers together in safe custody. These should include among
If you have all the required documents you should pursue legal action which will lead to them being required to produce the vehicles they have taken over until the matter is determined. In such matters, it is always best to seek legal counsel and this will guarantee you better results.
Advocate Samuel Ngari can be reached at [email protected]
Dear Jackie, sorry for the loss of your husband. This must be a trying time for you and your children.
Allow me to remind
Your brothers-in-law are just driven by greed and they hope you will remain ignorant of your rights until they have taken away everything. Heartless family members take advantage of this moment when you are emotionally drained and
Fortunately, we have
The other thing you need to do is to surround yourself with supportive people. They could either be a few friends or family members who genuinely care for you. Having a support system or team is important at this time,
Hilda Boke Mahare has a background in Counselling Psychology
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