89-Year-Old Woman Gets Back At Neighbors After She Gets Evicted
Mrs. Anderson was totally devastated. It had been fifty years since she had moved in. As a result of hard times, she was forced to place her home on the market. Now that she was being evicted, what could she do?
How could that have happened? Her trust in her son led her to sign it over to him. This resulted in her being forced out.
What Once Belonged to Her
That same house was beyond dear to Mrs. Anderson. Upon getting married, she and her husband bought it as their first purchase. Their son was born there. In addition, it was where she had spent the vast majority of her years.
It was the one thing she could never abandon. Due to under-the-table deals, she was now being thrown out of her home.
A Huge Adjustment
Her husband, Frank, sadly passed away three years earlier. He died without a moment’s warning. The family was dependent on him for bread and butter.
He maintained the household with the pension he got from investing wisely during the course of his life. The huge weight of responsibility now fell solely on poor Mrs. Anderson.
The Next Move
In an effort to make sense of her dire circumstances, Mrs. Anderson sat down to think. Despite her efforts to downscale her standard of living, there was one daunting expense she would never be able to cover on her own.
It was trying for Mrs. Anderson to afford everything else that came with owning a house, even though she was able to afford her bond. Levvies, insurance, unexpected repairs… It was all just too much.
There was no choice for Mrs. Anderson but to cut her losses. But that wasn’t good enough for her, so she came up with a seemingly foolproof plan of action.
Giving the house to someone she knew would allow her to take care of the mortgage while sharing the brunt of the extra costs. With a plan like that, she believed her troubles to be in the rear-view mirror.
Her idea seemed rock solid to Mrs. Anderson, so she approached her loving son, Jacob. In response to her request, he agreed to assist her. There was still paperwork to complete and details to hash out.
It was already a huge relief for Mrs. Anderson, as she was no longer consumed by worry.
Over A Handshake
Mrs. Anderson considered the agreement to be perfect. As long as she kept paying her mortgage, her son agreed to pay for all the extras she couldn’t. Should he ever decide to sell, she would have the first right of purchase.
A lawyer drafted the agreement, and on paper, it seemed totally lawful. This finally gave Mrs. Anderson some well-deserved peace of mind. She was horribly mistaken, unfortunately.
In The Shadows
According to Mrs. Anderson, after a few years, everything was right as rain. Since the mortgage was being cleared, she could happily live in her long-time house until her time came inevitably to an end.
It turned out that Mrs. Anderson wasn’t aware of what was taking place in secrecy. These were things that could rock her entire world.
After making more than a few questionable business decisions, Jacob had lost everything he had worked towards. Having no money to pay his mortgage, he had no choice but to stop paying it.
As a result, he decided to sell the property before the bank had a chance to claim it. As a result, he approached his mother’s neighbors and explained the situation to them.
Despite Jacob’s expectations, the neighbors agreed on the spot, but not because they wanted to help Mrs. Anderson. As part of their wicked agenda, they plotted to get rid of the old woman.
They wanted to extend their property, and the neighboring house was blocking their progress. But how could they treat an innocent 89-year-old woman with so little remorse?
One Fateful Morning
One morning, Mrs. Anderson had gone out to get some groceries, and when she returned, she found a shocking sight. All her furniture was standing on the side of the road, and there was an eviction notice on her door.
The first thing she did was call her son. And that was when the truth slowly started coming out.
That Couldn’t Be True
Jacob admitted that he went against their contract by approaching her neighbors, but he didn’t want his mom to know what he was going through. And he didn’t want her to worry about him or the house.
Unfortunately, he didn’t know that her neighbors didn’t care about her at all. From what he saw, he thought they would take good care of her. He was gravely mistaken.
It Had To Be A Mistake
Mrs. Anderson accepted her son’s reasoning, but there was something that was still nagging her. Even if they did own the place, they couldn’t evict her because she was paying her “rent” on a monthly basis.
That was when Jacob admitted that he had fallen behind on the payments. He owed the neighbors six months’ worth of rent.
They Had Every Right
Mrs. Anderson marched next door with the hope that she could explain the situation to her neighbors and get them to pull back the eviction.
She would pay the money into their account moving forward, and she would make sure that none of them were missed. But sadly, her neighbors weren’t willing to cooperate. They wanted her out, and they weren’t about to change their minds.
Not The End
What her neighbors didn’t know was that Mrs. Anderson was a lawyer in her younger days. And there was so much about this agreement that was being handled the wrong way.
Sure, the law had many loopholes, but they weren’t using them. What they were doing was downright illegal, and she would make sure they learned that the hard way.
Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands
Mrs. Anderson was devastated. She couldn’t believe her own son had betrayed her trust and her neighbors were so heartless. She couldn’t accept that her home of fifty years was gone.
But instead of giving up, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She started to do her own research to try and help herself.
She felt a little drained each time by doing these things at her age. But she knew she had to fight this because something didn’t add up at all.
With her legal experience, she might be able to figure something out. But first, she needed to get a copy of the signed documents. It wouldn’t be easy.
She contacted the lawyer she knew her son had used. Tears fell down her face as she realized how dishonest her son had been.
It was a process in itself. The lawyer was unwilling to hand over any copies of the documents to her. But when Mrs. Anderson explained her situation to him, he finally gave in.
In the meantime, Mrs. Anderson watched as trucks with building supplies began pulling up in the street of her house. But she knew it was actually meant for her own backyard.
The neighbors had made no secret of the fact that they wanted to expand the area, and that’s why they had issued the eviction notice to Mrs. Anderson in the first place.
She was basically homeless at this point. She was staying with a friend down the road from her house. She didn’t want to be too far away.
But she knew she had to do something before the nasty neighbors began construction on her beloved house. It would tear her to pieces if they so much as lifted a hammer to her outside walls.
A Bad Son
And all this time, she had heard nothing from her son, Jacob. Mrs. Anderson was heartbroken that he hadn’t even come to check on her. She wished he had treated his elderly mother better.
But things were about to get ten times worse for Mrs. Anderson. She had received a copy of the documents, and she couldn’t believe what she was looking at.
No Recollection Of Signing
She could see all the names of the parties involved, but there was one thing that didn’t look right. Her name was on it with her signature, but she never signed anything.
She had no recollection of Jacob ever bringing her any documents to sign. Mrs. Anderson huffed in frustration. This could only mean one thing. Her son had forged her signature on the sale documents. Now she was angry beyond belief.
Sure, she was an 89-year-old woman, but as far as she knew, there was absolutely nothing wrong with her memory. Maybe Jacob thought that he could get away with something like this because she wouldn’t put up a fight.
But boy, was he wrong. They were all wrong, and they were going to pay for what they were putting her through.
Time To Fight
Mrs. Anderson knew that this would mean that she would be dragging her own son to court. But she had no choice.
He hadn’t even stopped to think about what all of this would do to her, and now she had to live out the rest of her years in the spare room of someone else’s house.
No. She had had enough, and it was time to fight for herself and her beloved house.
A Long Battle
The legal battle was a long and arduous one, but Mrs. Anderson was determined to get justice. She had to prove that her son had committed fraud and that her neighbors had knowingly purchased stolen property.
The court proceedings were stressful, and Mrs. Anderson’s health began to deteriorate, but she refused to give up.
On the day when they all appeared in court, Jacob stood with his head bowed. He knew what he had done, and for the first time in all her years, Mrs. Anderson was ashamed of her own flesh and blood.
He couldn’t even look at his own mother, and although Mrs. Anderson was not a vengeful person, her son had gone too far.
It was a long fight, but finally, after months of fighting, Mrs. Anderson got her much-awaited victory. The court ruled in her favor and declared the sale of her property invalid.
Her son was found guilty of forgery, and her neighbors were ordered to return the property to her. For the first time, Jacon was able to look at her and apologize for what he had done.
Of course, Mrs. Anderson forgave him. She knew that he, too, had been going through a hard time. Mrs. Anderson knew that starting over at her age would be challenging, but she was up for it.
She used the compensation she received from the lawsuit to renovate her home and make it more accessible for her.
A Community of Support
The whole community rallied around Mrs. Anderson. They were outraged by what had happened to her and wanted to help her in any way they could.
They offered to help with the renovations, provided her with meals, and even offered to mow her lawn. Mrs. Anderson was overwhelmed that so many people cared about her.
A New Perspective
But the whole ordeal had also changed Mrs. Anderson. She had always been a trusting and naive person, but now she had a new perspective on life.
Her own son had betrayed her, and she was now more careful than ever. She had learned that not everyone has good intentions and that she needed to be on her guard at all times.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.