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Mom Kicked Her 17 Y.O. Son Out Of The House He Owned By Inheritance, When He Grew Up, He Changed All The Locks While She Was Away
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Mom Kicked Her 17 Y.O. Son Out Of The House He Owned By Inheritance, When He Grew Up, He Changed All The Locks While She Was Away

Receiving a valuable inheritance is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, if you were struggling financially, this aspect of your life can be fixed, but on the other hand, it can bring out the worst in a person and cause family fights.

Redditor Yes_ISaidThat experienced it firsthand as he inherited properties after his dad passed away. He then owned the house he was living in with his mom and her new partner, but was forced to move in with his grandparents following his mom’s request and was actually asked to gift one of the properties to the mom’s new partner as a sign of welcoming his new dad.

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Man is finally old enough to access his father’s inheritance and doesn’t hesitate to kick out his mom and her new family from the house

Image credits: Jan Tik (not the actual image)

The Original Poster (OP) is now 23 years old, but when he was 15, his dad passed away. His parents weren’t married, so in his will, the dad left everything to his son. The will was very well written as it couldn’t be challenged and the assets couldn’t be accessed until the son turned 21 years old.

Despite that, the OP’s mom tried to convince him to pass over one of the properties he inherited to her new partner she got together with only 2 months after the passing of her previous one. The gift would have been considered a welcome gesture to the OP’s new dad, but it wasn’t possible because the son didn’t even have access to the property yet.

The OP’s dad passed away and left everything to his son who was just 15 at the time

Image credits: u/Yes_ISaidThat

Not only that, but the OP’s mom and her new partner weren’t really even trying to keep him happy and included in the family. The man had two kids and it seemed that the mom put more effort into making her stepkids happy, paying less attention to her biological child.

The OP didn’t feel like he was abused or neglected, even though listening to his story, it might appear so, because the mom would favor the other kids and would take them on vacations, but tell her son to stay with his grandparents from his dad’s side instead.

One of the properties was the house the son, his mom and his stepdad with his stepsiblings were living in

Image credits: u/Yes_ISaidThat

Image credits: Richard Parker (not the actual image)

Another concerning event that happened was that Yes_ISaidThat’s mom made him leave the family house, which was in his name, when he was 17 because he didn’t accept the replacement for his dad and would fight a lot.

The teen listened to his grandparents’ advice and avoided confrontation by moving in with them. During this period, the mom would often visit the OP and would often tell him how she loved him, but peace at home was more important.

When the OP finished college, he decided to inspect what his father left him. His plan was to renovate the house he had been kicked out of, which his mom was living in with her new family, and to rent it so the money would fund his master’s degree.

When he went to the house, nobody was there and his mom wasn’t picking up her phone as the family had gone on a vacation. The OP decided not to wait until they came back and changed the locks to officially take possession of the property.

But at the age of 17, the OP was forced to move out as the mom couldn’t stand him constantly fighting with his stepdad

Image credits: u/Yes_ISaidThat

Understandably, that made the mom and her now-husband really mad because they couldn’t get in and the OP was out of town that day. However, he did give them the keys to the new lock as he gave his mom and her family two weeks to find a place to live.

The whole family on his mom’s side shamed him for acting like this, but most people in the comments felt sorry for the young man who had been essentially kicked out of home when he was a teen and treated as an outcast in his mom’s newly formed family.

After college, the OP finally was old enough to access his assets so he planned to renovate the family house and rent it

Image credits: u/Yes_ISaidThat

While most of the people who read the story were on the OP’s side, they had questions and Yes_ISaidThat was active in the comments replying to questions. Turns out, he is from Nicaragua and it is totally legal to kick someone out of your property the second you find it is necessary without any notice.

Also, he was the one paying all the property taxes and there was no contract between him and his mom that would prove they were renting the place, so there was nothing stopping the son from making his mom leave.

Although, the OP admitted that two weeks is not enough time to find a new place to live, so after considering the response other redditors gave, he extended that time to a month.

He changed the locks when nobody was at the house and gave his mom 2 weeks to move out




Image credits: u/Yes_ISaidThat

His family on the mom’s side thought he was being a bad child even though his actions were legal

Image credits: Lenard Erlandson (not the actual image)

Do you think the OP was in the wrong here and shouldn’t have changed the locks while the family was away? Or do you think his behavior was justified because of how he was treated in his teen years? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

People in the comments sided with the OP as the house is his property, but they believed he could have given the family more time to find a new home













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E B
Community Member
2 months ago

NTA - if the mom and step-family didn't figure it was coming after how they treated him, they're pretty dumb.

Aaron Poole
Community Member
2 months ago

I want to say that the OP was gaslighted or if his mom had ulterior motives.

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Ellie McGrath
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2 months ago

What a gold digger his egg donor is! The hide of her trying to get a grieving 15yo to hand over his inheritance to her current bed warmer who was moved in 8 WEEKS after his fathers death. His old man definitely had his mother summed up well and truly to have an ironclad will and trust like that.

Johan Marais
Community Member
2 months ago

Right on yes. I'm all for moving on and starting over but only 2 weeks after his father's death wow, or was it 8 weeks, still omg???

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Eric Yoder
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

All I see are a bunch of assholes on here defending a theif who STOLE someone else's house. Good for you OP. Kick them out. Hopefully they starve to death. They stole someone else's house and unlawfully kept it, while illegally squatting without the owner's consent. Charge them for all the YEARS they didn't pay rent, and sue them for all the years they kept you from living in your own house

S.Y. Bell
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly

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E B
Community Member
2 months ago

NTA - if the mom and step-family didn't figure it was coming after how they treated him, they're pretty dumb.

Aaron Poole
Community Member
2 months ago

I want to say that the OP was gaslighted or if his mom had ulterior motives.

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Ellie McGrath
Community Member
2 months ago

What a gold digger his egg donor is! The hide of her trying to get a grieving 15yo to hand over his inheritance to her current bed warmer who was moved in 8 WEEKS after his fathers death. His old man definitely had his mother summed up well and truly to have an ironclad will and trust like that.

Johan Marais
Community Member
2 months ago

Right on yes. I'm all for moving on and starting over but only 2 weeks after his father's death wow, or was it 8 weeks, still omg???

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Eric Yoder
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

All I see are a bunch of assholes on here defending a theif who STOLE someone else's house. Good for you OP. Kick them out. Hopefully they starve to death. They stole someone else's house and unlawfully kept it, while illegally squatting without the owner's consent. Charge them for all the YEARS they didn't pay rent, and sue them for all the years they kept you from living in your own house

S.Y. Bell
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree wholeheartedly

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