The cost of raising a child from birth to the age of 17 is over $300,000 in the USA, which is, undoubtedly, a huge amount. So parents could do with any help they get, especially if they’re single parents.
But what if the parent isn’t trustworthy and demands a part of one’s inheritance?
This topic was highlighted in a recent Reddit post in which a woman refuses to split her inheritance with her nephew as per her brother’s ex-girlfriend’s demand.
Woman refuses to split inheritance with nephew
The author starts the post by saying that her grandmother passed away recently and left her a house, car, and savings. Her father didn’t want any of it and had expressed how he didn’t want to be a part of her grandmother’s will.
The author also had a brother, who was disowned by the family for the horrible things he did. The last time she saw him, he was with his girlfriend and they had a one-year-old boy. She heard that they broke up later.
After her grandmother’s death, her brother’s ex-girlfriend started acting friendly. The woman later demanded to know how much her son (the author’s nephew) would get from his great-grandmother. The author was taken aback by the woman’s audacity and replied that her grandmother had left her the sole benefactor of all her wealth.
Predictably, the woman was furious and said that the author didn’t need a huge house for herself. The woman reasoned that she had to feed a child. So she demanded the author sign it over to her or give a part of the money for the boy’s future.
When the author refused the woman took matters to social media. The author is stressed out because of this. She explains that although she cares for her nephew, she isn’t sure whether the money she gives will ultimately reach him. Now, she wonders whether she should give him some money.
What do you think? Should the author give her nephew a part of her inheritance? Share your thoughts below.