What do I do if I was 16 when my dad passed away and his current wife promised me his ashes but I never received them?
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It sounds like she's never refused to do this, and depending on when her promise was made, she still has the ashes, so this could still happen.
Have you tried asking her formally, in writing? This is presumably an unpleasant topic that's easy to forget conversation about and makes her reluctant to act.
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As far as promises go, I don’t think that one is enforceable. People behave badly after the death of a loved one. There’s often situations where there is just no remedy.
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Do another post and include details as to what your father’s instructions were for the disposition of his ashes. Alternatively go see an estate attorney.
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