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Here’s the story of two siblings divided by their parents’ inheritance. When one brother discovered his sister would take most of their parents’ inheritance, he confronted them. His parents’ response forced him to reflect on whether or not he was in the right to make demands.
Parents’ Will Discussion
The original poster (OP), Kyle, has two younger siblings and one older sister. Recently, Kyle’s parents sat down with him and his siblings to discuss their will.
Unequal Inheritance Distribution
Kyle’s parents informed their kids that they planned to split their will five ways. Hannah, Kyle’s sister, would get two-fifths.
Parents’ Reasoning and Sister’s “Sacrifice”
The remaining three-fifths would be evenly split between Kyle and his two other siblings. The estate was to be divided this way because Kyle’s parents felt Hannah had sacrificed her childhood for the family.
Years prior, Kyle’s parents had an unfortunate circumstance with a business partner. Their business went into debt. Because of this, both of Kyle’s parents had to work multiple jobs to stay afloat.
Disagreement Among Siblings
This meant Hannah had no time to go out with friends during this period. According to Kyle, he and his brothers were “pretty calm kids.”
Little Effort Required
Kyle mentioned he and his brothers played video games and did their homework when Hannah was babysitting them. He claimed that this was a small sacrifice.
Asking for More
Feeling outraged, Kyle and his brothers complained to their parents about how unfair it was for Hannah to receive a larger portion of their will. After all, Hannah was more financially well off than all her siblings.
Financially Well Off
Hannah doesn’t have kids and has a dual income with her partner. However, despite this logic, Kyle’s parents won’t budge.
No Teenage Freedom
“Even if she just stayed at home while you were there, she didn’t have teenage freedom and she made sacrifices and took on responsibilities. It doesn’t matter how affluent she is now, your parents are trying to pay her back for what they couldn’t pay her then.”
“Plus, she didn’t feel it was fair, but they were the ones that whined about it. The fact she wisely stayed silent while they had their little hissy fit makes me think that it’s a common occurrence.”
Untold Stories of the Past
“Also little kids are not exactly reliable narrators when it comes to recounting how easy they were. I’m sure the older sister has some stories.”
Sister’s Response and Intentions
Kyle’s parents were disappointed in him and their two other sons. Hannah told Kyle that she didn’t plan on taking the majority of her parent’s inheritance but that he was wrong for demanding more.
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