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My step kids won't be getting anything from my late DH

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Question: What would you do?


I would give them an equal share of the money

I would give them some money

I wouldn't give them any money

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DH died a month ago. He left $750,000 in life insurance. We have a home and 2 cars which are in my name too so of course they go to me. The life insurance policy is set up to go to me. My SK think that they should get part of it. They are both grown, I have 2 kids with my late DH who are 3 and 6 so I feel that money should go to helping to raise them. My DH paid a crazy amount of child support plus took really good care of my step kids, bought them both a car on their 16th birthdays and put them through college (they got scholorships but he paid for everything the scholorships didn't pay plus helped them with living expenses). I feel that have gotten all they need/ should get from their dad already. Their father left them a few trinkets each but as far as money, he left them nothing. My way of thinking is that this money is just to give my children the same things that my late DH already gave my step children.

I know what I am going to do but I just wondered what other's opinions are.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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Not picking on you personally, a lot of people are expressing this sentiment, but this is a really stupid thing to say. People don't write a will with the "hope" that their wishes might potentially be carried out by whomever they leave their assets to. That totally defeats the point of a will. If he wanted to divide his assets equally amongst all the children, then he would have stated as much very clearly. Why is this so hard to understand?

Quoting brittanyjenean:

Did you ever think that he left it all to you in hopes that you would divide up his assets equally amongst ALL of his children?

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by Anonymous 236 on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

op, where are you after all these comments? Have you changed your mind after reading here? Call me curious or just Can't imagine being left with two little ones on my own.

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