An Unknown Aunt Left Him Everything In Her Will, But When His Brother Asked For A Fair Split Of The Fortune, He Refused Because His Sibling Was A Weed-Smoking Party Animal

A 30-year-old man was shocked when he discovered he had a secret aunt who’d passed away, leaving him as the sole benefactor in her will. But when his party animal brother asked for a fair share of the inheritance, he refused.

He Had a Secret Aunt

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The man said, ‘Last year, I received news that an aunt whom I had never known existed had passed away.’

She Left Him a Fortune

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He was shocked when he discovered his father had a sister he never knew about. But he was even more surprised when he was named the sole benefactor of her small fortune and house.

He Couldn’t Believe it

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Apparently, his father had been her only sibling, and they had a family dispute years ago before the man was born. Because of this, they had lost touch, but she had heard that her estranged brother had a son before she moved to another city, and since she had no children of her own, she wanted him to have her fortune when she passed.

But Then His Brother Found Out

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The man was amazed. He and his wife were ecstatic and decided that they would put the money to good use and rent out the house. But things got awkward when his younger brother found out.

History Repeats Itself

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Clearly, history repeats itself, because the man also had a tumultuous relationship with his younger sibling, just like his father had with his sister. When his brother found out about the money, he was upset. He argued that the secret aunt had moved away before he was born and had never known he existed. If she had, the money and house would have been split evenly.

He Couldn’t Be Trusted

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The man resented his brother because he was a party animal. He took pride in being wild and abused his sense of freedom as a troublemaker who did nothing but smoke weed and go to rock concerts. He would spend months traveling and never settled down. In direct contrast, the man was an extremely organized individual with a stable job, marriage, and a child on the way. Over the years, he’d lent his younger brother a lot of money, so he knew how bad he was with his finances. Could he be trusted with his aunt’s inheritance?

They Were Having a Baby

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The money has been a massive relief for the man and his wife. They couldn’t be happier to start a family now that they had the financial support they needed. However, the man listened to his brother’s argument and decided to split the money left in his aunt’s bank account. He didn’t want to ruin his relationship with his brother like his father had done with his sister.

He Gave Him Money

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His brother was thankful for the money, but things got tense when he kept asking questions about the aunt’s house. Since the home was in the man’s name and not his brothers, and he and his wife planned to rent it out before they sold it, he didn’t want to share it with his brother. They’d have to sell it and split the funds. When he told him, it didn’t go down well.

It Was His House

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The man said, ‘He accused me of being greedy, money-hungry, avaricious, everything, you name it.’

Was He in the Wrong?

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Since the house was legally the man’s, his brother couldn’t do anything about it. The house was his, and his alone. His brother threatened to take him to court for what he felt was his share of the inheritance, but the man really didn’t want to share. He didn’t know what to do, so he asked the Internet for advice.

People Had Opinions

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One person said, ‘He could always split the rent with the brother.’

Others Chimed in

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Another commented, ‘While nobody really “deserves” inheritances, especially unexpected ones, the brother has every same claim to the inheritance as he does.’

One reader pointed out the man’s elitist view, ‘Just because you chose different paths in life doesn’t mean his is lesser than yours, and it also doesn’t give you the right to decide if he can have a fair split or not. In my opinion spending your life travelling and going to rock concerts sounds much better than having a child, but that’s me.’

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