How can I ask my uncle to hurry up dividing up inheritance?
February 27, 2011 1:08 PM Subscribe
My maternal grandmother passed away 5 months ago and my uncle has taken charge of handling her inheritance with her lawyer. He hasn't given any updates or information on how the process is going since his initial email 5 months ago, in which he told me that my grandmother had passed and that I would receive inheritance. How can I ask him to hurry up?
posted by anonymous to human relations (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I haven't been in good contact with my mother's side of the family since my mother passed away, hearing from my uncle every couple years. My uncle has reached out to me a couple times, but when I respond to him, he doesn't continue the email chain.
I am a college senior and need money for immediately after I graduate to move and support myself while I am looking for work. My father is short on cash and would be stretched thin supporting me after graduation.
While I don't want to seem as though I only want to profit from my grandmother's death, I also really do need the inheritance before I graduate in May. I have workstudy, and freelance web design jobs, but I won't be able to save enough for moving, security deposits, and unemployment while finding a job. What can I say to my uncle to indicate my need but also not come off as inconsiderate? It's especially important because we don't really have a close relationship, and I want it to improve as time goes on.