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Do you EXPECT inheritance money? Help settle a debate.....

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Help me settle a debate.....

If your grandparents passed away and left money to your family, by way of your parents, would you expect to be given a portion of that money? So as a grandchild there was no amount left to you specifically.

Example.....your grandmother passes away (grandfather died years ago) she leaves a total of approximately $800k. In her will it states all monies will be divided equally between her children for them and their families. The grandmother has 4 children, one of which is your father. Would you expect your father to divide some of the $200k between you and your siblings?

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Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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shadow_lark
by Gold Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Usually no, but if the will specifically states for her children and their family, then yes I'd expect some. I'd not bring it up though
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

No.  She left it to her children, and they decide what to do with it.


got2monsters
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Only if it was specified by the deceased. Otherwise no.
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BunnyFlick
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM

It was left for their children and their families...

YuppyMom
by Silver Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM
No.
PhoenixsMommy10
by Gold Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM
No
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koalasami
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM
No.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM
I believe it was written this way because their are large age gaps in their children. My friends dad is much older and his children are all grown. His younger sister has very young children (the youngest is I think 5 or 6) therefore they didn't know how many l grandchildren they would have and didn't want to leave anybody out.

That's how it was explained to me anyways.


Quoting Anonymous:

No, the money would belong to my father to do with as he saw fit.  I will add that the will is a little ambiguous with the addition of "and their families".  One should never put such language in a will as it opens up the potential for grandchildren to contest.


catholicmamamia
by Gold Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I would only expect the will to be followed. 


                
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Yes. It was left to her children and their families.
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