« Last post by Slartibartfast on Today at 06:27:44 PM »
Time for a Mooch!
My friend's father just died. Her mother is still alive. Her oldest sister is shocked -- Shocked I tell you! -- that she's not getting any money.
Dude, even if he did have life insurance, his wife is his sole heir. Everything that was his is now hers, especially since she could very well live for another 30 years and living costs money!
Said sister is just so crazy self-centered.
Sounds painfully familiar, but it was a BIL, not a sibling.
It's not unheard-of for a handful of a late parent's possessions to get passed to children upon their death even though the other parent is still alive, especially if the other parent wouldn't be using them (e.g. fancy china or a table saw). I certainly wouldn't expect that to be the norm, though, and wouldn't expect that to extend to cash!