My father died 4 years ago.
It was sudden, unexpected and devastating.
His will was handwritten, unwitnessed and he named me as the executrix.
In the midst of my grief, I was thrust into an unfamiliar world of legal forms & deadlines, and I was responsible for fulfilling my father’s wishes as he wrote them in his will. On top of that I was in the middle of my second degree in a very demanding university programme. It was overwhelming to say the least.
I didn’t know where to begin, so I started looking for a lawyer and found Sabha Sajjad-Hazzai.
We have had a long and close relationship over these past few years. She has reminded me numerous times over the years that the unfairness I perceived in the law during my time of devastating grief wasn’t personal. That helped a lot when I couldn’t understand why I had to file one more document with the courts or their subsidiaries. And most importantly, she helped me trudge through the legal system – one email, phone call, and meeting at time – and stick to my intention to see my dad’s wishes through to the end.