Long story short from Reddit: gay man with a lot of assets dies, leaving behind a will leaving substantial amount (more than half, I believe) to partner. Executor of will is little sister who is the only one in the family ever supportive of him and his relationship. She intends to follow the will, but family gives her cold shoulder and pressures her into giving most of what the partner would have gotten to the family, who immediately distributes it amongst all and sundry.
For the purposes of this thread, let’s assume this story is real, because god knows similar things have happened. Is the sister and/or family in danger of any criminal charges in MA, where the drama is taking place? Anywhere at all in the United States? Because gut tells you the answer is yes, but there’s someone there who claims to be a lawyer in MA who insists the answer is no, so I wanted to find out the truth.
(Almost wrote “get it straight” there…)