Apparently, he would constantly give money to his side of the family in order to help them pay for groceries and bills and bail them out of legal trouble. And it got so bad that her husband even led them to homelessness three separate times.
She understands that he just wanted to help his family and had good intentions. But, leaving his wife and three children to become homeless in the process is something she will never fully understand.
Anyway, now she is just terrified that if her husband has access to the inheritance, he will blow all of the money as he has before. She has tried to talk to him about saving and investing the money, specifically for the children, but he never even entertains the thought.
Instead, he says that life is too short and that once the kids are adults, they can work for what they want. Plus, her husband made it clear that he wants to buy a new car, game system, and other items after the money comes in.
“I really don’t want to wake up one day and find out that every cent has been spent behind my back,” she said.
So now, she has been forced to consider opening up an account in only her name to keep the inheritance money safe for her and her children. After all, she just wants to make sure that her family is taken care of in the future.
At the same time, though, she is not sure if keeping the inheritance money from her husband would be the wrong thing to do.
If your partner had a severe history of overspending, would you be concerned, too? Do you think she has a right to limit her husband’s inheritance access or not? What would you do in this sticky situation?
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