"To Have Ones Inheritance Hijacked Because He's Gay"

  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 11, 2007 10:44 PM GMT
    I became aware that a professional gay friend of mine had lost his last parent and was in a crises..

    His only sibling, a brother, was working with his deceased father's girlfriend to deny his gay brother any family heirlooms (the straight brother is married and has children). While the Father's Will was clear
    as to monetary distribution, property was a bit vague.
    The gay brother should be denied most family property because he is gay and couldn't pass any property to children.

    It looked to happen as the girlfriend was serving as the executor to the estate... Your thoughts?

    There will be a Pt. II to this post as to what actually happened.
  • Laurence

    Posts: 942

    Oct 12, 2007 12:56 PM GMT
    Families can be very nasty when it comes to death and inheritance.

    It's a shame that when someone dies that a lot of families get all grasping about what's been left.

    Fortunately I come from a fairly impoverished family and there won't be anyting to fight over.

    My view on this situation is that your friend shouldn't dirty his hands on trying to keep hold of these heirlooms. They're only things, and he should rise above it if he can and keep hold of good memories instead.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 12, 2007 3:37 PM GMT
    Well I think everything turned out reasonably well. But it was because he anticipated this kind of behavior and made efforts years before to combat it. He insists that he isn't any worse off despite the efforts to the contrary. Meanwhile, apparently my gay friend learned his "brother" is an alcoholic and now is largely viewed as disturbed within that family. Kind of sad.
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    Oct 13, 2007 5:09 PM GMT
    I asked my parents to make sure they have very clear wills. I don't care if I see anything or not out of it, just want to make sure what they want done with their assets gets done.

    Knowing my dad though he won't have one and I'm going to spend a couple years in court and a fortune on lawyers to ensure some members of the family don't royally fuck over others.