Question by  UstiWahya (26)

How do I deal with my inheritance and my siblings?


Answer by  beelala (102)

Dealing with inheritances in general must be approached with caution in both the arena of family and associated feelings as well as the legality of the matter at hand. It is best to entrust the dealings of your inheritance to an experienced attorney.


Answer by  moose7276 (190)

Legally, if a large or significant amount of moeny is being dealt with, get an attorney. Emotionally, try to distance yourself from the decision-making. That is difficult, because there is emotion involved with your loved ones. Personally, ask yourself what is truly essential for you to be happy here. Finally, whatever is given to you, it is yours.


Answer by  canadabee (932)

It's very important to engage in open honest communication with your family members during trying times, and the death of a loved one is certainly such a time. Be honest.


Answer by  bumblebee (313)

If you inherited money and your siblings did not you may want to figure out a way to include them. It would depend on the circumstances of course but if you all get along you may want to share your inheritance. Seek legal advice if you need to.


Answer by  mirabelle3366 (120)

If you have siblings and are going to inherit money from parents, make sure they are mentioned in the will and given at least $1.00. That way, they will be unable to contest the will. Then invest your inheritance in safe vehicles such as CD's, precious metals or property.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Carefully! Emotions often run high following the death of a loved one, especially if there are discrepancies in how an inheritance is dispersed. Use good judgement.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If they're giving you a hard time about the money you've inherited just tell them this is the way your relative wanted it. You didn't choose to get this money.


Answer by  Akbar (4)

Split the money equally throughout the family. If one person asks for more than their share they must provide a valid reason (should not include age). If the reason is deemed valid they will receive a bit more than the rest.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

If a sibling was left out you should share it with them. In order to keep the peace in the family. There will be someone hurt by a decision of the loved one who passed away. If you share it this can make it less strained and stressed relationships in the family between family members.


Answer by  Turkwork (1150)

You shouldn't have to deal with it. It should either be dealt with through a will or by the probate court if there was no will. If everything was left to you then it is up to you to determine what you do.

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