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Money Moral Dilemma: Is it fair for my parents to penalise me for not having children?
edited 25 October 2022 at 6:11PM in Deaths, funerals & probate
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2 years on still no contact with her but our children have both managed to use their inheritance as deposits on a 1 bed flat each. Which is exactly what my MIL wanted! My SIL’s argument was that our children would inherit her estate on her death but what use is that to them in 25- 30 years time!
I was thinking about the same person. She would have to be a glutton for punishment to come back to the same peanut gallery with the same question two years later when she already knew that the reaction would be overwhelmingly negative. Stranger things have happened. But there are 70 million people in the UK and it is more likely to be a different person with the same outlook.
We can discuss the morality but it is not up to the nephews/nieces to agree to anything - the person writing the will decides what goes in the will. Yes - after someone dies as beneficiaries they could be asked to agree to a Deed of Variation (if over 18). But it's up to the parents what goes in their wills now - and they don't need to even show any family members let alone get their agreement about who will be a beneficiary. Second - there is no "entitlement" here.