Timbales saidI don't see why anyone should feel entitled to a relative's money.
It isn't even so much a feeling of entitled to get as much as it is a feeling of having been left out if you don't get.
I had an uncle I didn't like for plenty of good reasons. It turned out upon his death that my cousins learned that not only didn't he leave them anything, but after his life of being a braggart about his success and teasing his kids with money and telling, especially the eldest, that she would be taken care of, we all witnessed this, he put in his will that should he and his 2nd wife die simultaneously, that the estate would go not to his kids but to her nieces.
I was fucking furious for my cousins when I learned of this. What a fucking horrible way to treat your own children. Even though he could be quite the douche in life, if you're his kid (not me, I wouldn't even attend the asshole's funeral), you'd want to remember him with love. But he fucked ya on the way out. He left his kids with no say, with no way of resolving their conflicted feelings of loving someone who screw'd'm. So that's what they were entitled to instead? Yikes.
Iceblink said... it works out to only $60,000 each. Not even enough for a house or 4 years of college. Any court fight would significantly cut into that even more and you can't really expect any woman to go through with a marriage without getting something out of it.
There's places in this country today where that will buy you 5 houses. I know a guy who's currently going after a shortsale in Ohio for $15k for a 3/1.
So, essentially, grandpa's preventing this poor child from becoming a slumlord.
In more seriousness, what's truly horrid about this affair is not only that he's spitting on his own child and trying to rule his life from the grave, but in giving money to the other grandchildren freely yet stipulating impossible conditions for the grandchild with the gay father, grandpa's basically trying to influence how his grandchild might feel about his own father. What a very shitty thing to do.