A Family Friend Left Him a Huge Inheritance, but Now He Faces the Threat of A Lawsuit from The Biological Child Who Claims It’s Rightfully Theirs

A man was recently unsure if he should feel guilty about inheriting from a non-relative. The deceased had left nothing to their biological child, which made the man question his own inheritance. Here is what he had to say.

His father had a Close Friend

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John, a 27-year-old man, had a close relationship with his father’s friend, Jay, who was 54 years old.

Jay Was Like an Uncle to Him

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Throughout his upbringing, Jay had acted like an uncle to John, providing him with valuable guidance and life lessons. Despite this deep bond, John was now faced with a complicated situation, seeking advice.

He Had Marital Issues

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Jay had been married to May for nearly three decades. However, about 21 years ago, Jay had an affair due to May’s fertility issues, resulting in the birth of an illegitimate child named Kay. Despite this initial setback, Jay and May managed to resolve their problems and remained happily married. Jay paid child support for 18 years, but apart from that, he chose to have no involvement in Kay’s life.

He Developed an Illness

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Nevertheless, three years ago, when Jay was diagnosed with cancer, he attempted to establish contact with Kay, but Kay declined the offer.

He Had Family

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Jay also had a brother who had two sons. John recalled Jay personally expressing his disapproval of his sister-in-law, but Jay and his sister-in-law managed to maintain a relatively amicable relationship.

He Passed Away

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Tragically, Jay passed away the previous week after a long and arduous battle with cancer. John admitted that he had played a significant role in encouraging Jay to seek medical assistance and had supported him throughout his treatment by leveraging his connections as a resident to secure the best care possible.

A Funeral Took Place

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During the funeral, a large number of people paid their respects, including Kay and Jay’s former affair partner. Although it was heartening to witness the outpouring of support, May appeared displeased upon seeing Kay and the former affair partner in attendance.

The Will Was Read

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After the funeral, May, who acted as Jay’s executor, disclosed the contents of his will to everyone present. The will allocated 40% of Jay’s estate to May, while his two nephews, aged 16 and 19, received 20% collectively. Jay’s friends, including John’s father, were bequeathed 5% in the form of certain items and memorabilia. The remainder of the estate was designated for John.

It Caused a Commotion

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This distribution of assets sparked outrage among three individuals: Kay, the former affair partner, and Jay’s sister-in-law. The sister-in-law argued that her sons deserved a larger share, but Jay’s eldest nephew swiftly dismissed her concerns.

Some Members of The Family Were Accepting

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Although Jay had previously described his sister-in-law as someone who might resort to legal action, his brother displayed reasonableness and understanding, leaving John hopeful that no legal disputes would arise.

Kay Was Livid

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Kay was furious, expressing his anger at being excluded from Jay’s will despite Jay’s absence from his life as a father.

It Got Worse

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Kay’s emotions got the better of him, leading him to launch into a tirade and threaten legal action against everyone involved. This, understandably, irritated the gathering, especially considering the potential legal consequences in their country.

He Made an Offer

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John decided to intervene and proposed a resolution to Kay. He offered Kay approximately 5% of the estate’s value in cash, with the condition that Kay would refrain from causing any further disruptions and disappear from their lives permanently.

Legal Action Was Threatened

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However, Kay vehemently rejected the offer, resorting to profanity and labeling John an entitled individual who did not deserve anything from Jay. Kay vowed to sue for the entirety of Jay’s estate. John, undeterred, informed Kay that he was free to pursue legal action. However, John vowed to counter-sue and ensure that Kay received nothing while incurring the burden of covering their legal fees.

He Sought Advice

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With the situation unresolved, John patiently awaited Kay’s next move, anticipating a potential lawsuit. Feeling perplexed and seeking advice, John decided to share the story with his friends. He anticipated that they would find it amusing or captivating, but to his surprise, a few friends disagreed.

The Reactions Were Surprising

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They criticized Jay for “abandoning” Kay for over two decades and viewed John unfavorably for pursuing money he did not require while denying Kay his rightful inheritance. The man decided to turn to the internet for advice, asking if he was right in keeping the money or if he should give it away.

The Internet Responded:

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One user said, “Simple, you got the surrogate father he never had as well as a ton of cash and he got nothing and was obviously quite distressed about it. Hope he sees some money as I know people who have bad fathers step out of their lives.”

Another User Said:

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“NTA. Kay was not in Jay’s life for so long that they are basically strangers. The only reason Kay got back in his life was to get a cut of inheritance, which didn’t work.”

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