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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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If, however, you were really struggling financially and your brother wasn't, then it would make sense to support you a bit more relatively speaking. Hard to tell without knowing a bit more.
And we don't even know if we're talking about say £5k each or a number of properties and lots of cash!
But either way, calling it a punishment sounds like there's some background we don't know. Assuming there's a lot to be passed around - what would you do with it anyway? Burn it so your brother's kids don't get it?
Personally do not see any issue with the way they are doing it. As people live longer we may well see more of inheritance skipping generations as the children will already be well set up and even close to retirement themselves.
That said, I would not do what they have done. I'd look at each child and ensure that their family got the same in total, so, brother 1 gets half, brother 2 a sixth, his children 1 and 2 a sixth each.