The internet has endorsed a woman for leaving her grandchildren out of her will following a viral post on Mumsnet this week.
User Mellowyellow222 shared the story on the popular discussion site on Sunday, where it has since received more than 100 replies.
In the post, the user explained: “My father is the executor of his sister’s will. He recently updated it after the death of her husband. He has decided to leave all his investments and cash to his three grandchildren, and his house is divided into equal shares between them.” two kids.”
Saying it was “just looking for a sanity check,” the poster explained that the woman has two children, ‘Jill’ and ‘Paul,’ and that Paul remarried about two years ago and now has three stepchildren.
“My aunt told Paul about the will and he was very upset that his stepchildren were excluded,” the poster read. “Her wife of hers has said that since she and her children are not considered family, she will no longer be engaged to my aunt.
“My aunt met one of the three boys once, and the two youngest three times. She sees her grandchildren every week. It’s crazy that she’s expected to think of them as her grandchildren.”
According to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances, the average inheritance received in the US is $46,200, and inheritance from parents with a college degree is more than $10,000 more than inheritance from parents without a degree.
When it comes to who receives the family inheritance, Federal Reserve research shows that white families are more likely to have received an inheritance and more likely to expect to receive an inheritance: about 17 percent of white families expect receive an inheritance compared to 6 percent. percent of black families and 4 percent of Hispanic families, for example.
The Mumsnet user went on to explain, “I told my aunt and dad not to worry because stepchildren don’t have legal rights unless they’ve been adopted.
“But are we all wrong here? Do those of you who have stepchildren that you ‘acquired’ in your teens expect their parents to regard them as grandchildren?”
When it came to opinions, the internet had plenty, and the forum question received plenty of responses.
One commenter said: “They have a family of their own to inherit from, the wife is being greedy”, while another agreed that the woman shouldn’t leave money to the adoptive family, writing: “Why the hell did your aunt take her? would you leave? money to three people you don’t know? They may be part of your extended family, but they’re not your grandchildren.”
One commenter suggested making sure the will is properly organized to avoid potential problems: “I’d advise getting it done by a lawyer to make sure it’s watertight.”
Meanwhile, another Mumsnet user wrote: “Paul can give you guys a piece if he’s that worried.”
“Your aunt sounds very sensible,” another commenter wrote. And she seems to have the measure of Pablo.