How do we keep relatives from asking us for money?
We won 100,000. We got about 75,000 after taxes and stuff. We decided that after living in an apartment for 6 years, we wanted a house. We got our dream house, but still have a mortgage of about 100,000. My husband still works. I still stay at home with the kids. We are paying about the same for the house as we did for the apartment, so other than now living in a house, our income hasn't really changed at all. Actually, since we are paying for more elecrticity, more water, more heat, and ect., we are actually not doing as well as we were before the ticket win, with the exception of home ownership. We love our house, and are very happy, but are starting to get annoyed with one certain relative.
My brother married and divorced this woman. She has his four kids, is getting food stamps, living in welfare housing, and living off welfare and my brother's child support. She has no job, and isn't EVER, EVER, EVER going to get one. My brother does not have custody due to a serious drinking problem. My former SIL didn't talk to us for years, until she found out that we won the money. Now we get a call at least twice a week from her asking for cash, a loan for a car so she can "get a job", a loan for a house so she can get out of the welfare housing, and so on and on and on. We changed our number, and she got it from my brother. We changed it again and she showed up at our door with suitcases saying she'd been tossed out of her apartment (we didn't let her in).
Can we file for a restraining order? She hasn't done anything violent, just soooo annoying!! We were working hard saving for our house and would have had it in the next 5 years anyway, but thanks to the ticket were able to get it sooner. We have always worked, paid our bills and taken care of our kids. I think we deserve to call our home our own and not be constantly nagged for money we don't have.....
Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by Shanna84 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by aheuszel at 12:41 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
I am not sure. Can you get her for harassment?
Answer by pookiekins34 at 12:39 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by myownhappiness at 12:41 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:46 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by riotgrrl at 12:51 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by monstersmommy20 at 1:29 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Ms.Gwen at 2:03 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 8, 2011