Okay, I must be missing something...I hope someone can clear this up for me. Dad's estate lawyer told my brothers and I, that even when someone is excluded from a will, that any money left behind or to come, can be divided up as the recipient deems "morally fit." Shouldn't the deceased wishes be followed, as written in their will? When I questioned this, the lawyer said once the person has died, the money no longer belongs to the deceased. It belongs to the will recipient, and they have to do what is "morally right" if a family member is excluded.
I feel as though there is actually some kind of conspiracy going on here. Why do I have to give money to my brother if Dad didn't want him to have it? Well, I'M NOT GIVING HIM ANYTHING! THAT IS WHAT MY DAD WANTED!! Am I wrong??
Then, my brother says, "Well, it's nice to know what my own father thought of me!" Well, what about what Dad felt like, fighting this disease and being ingored by his 2 sons?
All I know is I miss him terribly. The Sunday morning coffee and donuts, sitting on the swing in his backyard watching the birds, our lunches at Burger King, the daily fishing report of what the guys are catching, our casino trips, and the many phone calls I got during the day, just to pass along a funny event. I don't care about the stupid money. I just miss my Dad. Sorry, I'm ticked off.
Caregiver of Thomas (my Dad,82)
Pleural epithelial meso
Our battle ended March 16, 2012. Together.