Woman Not Sure about Sharing 'Life-Changing' Inheritance with Brother Sparks Heated Debate

A woman sparked heated debate on Reddit after she shared her story of how she does not want to go against her father's will and share her inheritance with her brother who didn't get anything but an old guitar. 

A Reddit user sought out for other user's opinions on her story about whether she would be the bad guy if she didn't share her father's inheritance with her brother John.  

According to the user, her dad passed away a few weeks ago due to health complications. In his will, he had left almost everything to the woman including stock/bond investments and a good amount of money. 

A copy of a will. | Source: Pexels

A copy of a will. | Source: Pexels

Meanwhile, her father did not leave anything to her brother but an old guitar he used to play to them when they were little. 

A STRAINED FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP

While the woman and her father had a great relationship, he did not have a sound relationship with John. She revealed in the post that her father didn't approve of her brother's life choices.

A confused woman. | Source: Pexels

A confused woman. | Source: Pexels

" I know he didn't like a lot of my brother's life choices (he got poor grades in school, dropped out of college his freshman year, and was directionless for a long time before finding a stable job), while I excelled academically and have been fairly successful in my chosen career path."

The user's father left so much money behind that, according to the user, she and her husband could retire if they invest the money responsibly. 

A sad man. | Source: Pexels

A sad man. | Source: Pexels

The woman mentioned that she and her brother are not close at all but they do talk occasionally. When he found out about how his father had divided their inheritance, he was shocked. 

DOUBTS ABOUT THE DECISION

While the user was confused about whether she should share her inheritance with John, she is also reluctant to go against her father's will. 

An old man. | Source: Pexels

An old man. | Source: Pexels

John, on the other hand, is not happy about the will, but he hasn't asked his sister to share it with him.

The user's justified her doubts about sharing the fortune by opining that her father might have had valid reasons for not sharing the money with John.

A man and a woman. | Source: Pexels

A man and a woman. | Source: Pexels

Fellow Redditors joined in the discussion to share their opinions on the matter.

REDDITORS SHARE THEIR OPINIONS

Most of the Redditors thought that the woman is being greedy and selfish by not wanting to share her inheritance with her brother. 

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

On the other hand, several users thought that it is the user's decision that mattered since the money belongs to her. 

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

A Redditor's comment on user's post. | Source: Reddit

Here's another story of a woman who did not want to include her grandma's boyfriend in her formal wedding pictures. 

Related posts
shutterstock.com
Viral Stories Aug 09, 2019
Mom Sparks Heated Debate for Wanting Pregnant Teenage Daughter to Move out before Her Baby Comes
shutterstock
Relationship Aug 25, 2019
Man Sparks Heated Debate after Asking Brother Not to Bring Boyfriend to His Wedding
Shutterstock.com
Viral Stories Sep 23, 2019
Man Sparks Debate after Asking If He Should Notify His Estranged Half-Brother When Dad Passes Away
shutterstock.com
Stories Oct 20, 2019
Woman Sparks Debate for Saying She Can't Take Care of Her Niece after Her Grandmother Dies