We never cared about the fact that we didn't get a penny, but I remember we were sad about never getting any of the personal items that my great grandma had promised us.
My great grandma was such a sweet person and long before her death she had written a note under each item in her apartment with the name on the person who she wanted to give it to. She trusted the people she loved to fulfill her wishes and never wrote a will.
I remember she was always talking about giving me this cross necklace which she used to love, and it was important to me because she loved it so much and she wanted to give it to me. Of course no one respected Her will and I do think that's sad. All I have now to remember her by is photos.
For anyone going through inheritance issues, I strongly recommend spending the last days of a loved one's life; respecting her/his wishes and coming together as a family one last time for that person. Even if your whole family despise each other; it would mean the world to a dying person to see their family united, and you could manage to suck it up and fake it for a short period of time.
A human life is the most valuable thing we have, and it really pains me to see people not spending their attention on the person who they will never see again for the rest of their lives, and instead spending that valuable time insuring they get as much money as possible.
If you start acting selfishly and bitterly, not having any generosity in your heart for the people around you, those selfish actions of grabbing as much money you can, will certainly not make you any happier.
What would make you happy is having the ability to love others and to be kind to others, even when they are not kind to you, when they don't deserve it. Always be kind and never be bitter. Remember life is the most valuable treasure of all.
I'm at my cabin now looking at the beautiful ocean thinking of soon I will cross that ocean and be with my love:)