Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, March 30, 2024

"It Feels Like A No-Win Situation": This 26-Year-Old Woman's Mother Is Demanding She Refuse A $700,000 Family Inheritance Because She Feels The Money Is "Unethical"

MoneyThis article features a Reddit thread, revolving around a 26-year-old woman who inherited $700,000 from her late aunt, a professional poker player. However, her mother demands that she relinquish the inheritance., as she considers the money morally tainted. 

The woman feels torn between financial stability and her relationship with her mother, who adamantly opposes the inheritance. Reddit users largely support the woman, condemning her mother's selfishness and advising her to keep the inheritance. They caution against guilt manipulation and recommend seeking legal advice to protect the inheritance. 

Overall, the consensus is in favor of the woman maintaining her inheritance and prioritizing her financial well-being.

For more information see Buzzfeed Writers “'It Feels Like a No-Win Situation': This 26-Year-Old Woman’s Mother is Demanding She Refuse A $700,000 Family Inheritance Because She Feels The Money Is 'Unethical'”, Yahoo! Life, February 22, 2024.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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