Internet condemned a man who tried to use his children to withdraw money from their account late mother– set up for their future before dying of cancer.
In a Publish shared on Redditthe woman’s brother, who goes by the username Affectionate_Wait385, explained that their sister died 11 years ago, leaving two grandchildren, who were only three and four at the time.
Before she died, she left them a significant amount of silveras she “wanted them to have something real that could be there for them when she couldn’t be”, so she created an account and left her brother in charge.
The sister’s ex-husband remarried two years after her death, adding five new children to the family, and has recently struggled financially.
When the woman died, she also left a letter for her husband explaining the money for the children, but it seems he never read it.
“He didn’t know about the money until he read the letter my sister left for him, informing him of the existence of the money. Since he found out about it 18 months ago he’s determined to get his hands on it,” reads the post.
Since learning about the existence of the money, he has also tried to use the children to dip into the money, without success, and he accused his late wife…of being selfish “to keep the money out of his reach so he can’t use it on all his children.”
The post, which was first shared on the r/AmITheA**hole subreddit on Tuesday, garnered a lot of attention, reaching 6,572 upvotes and 776 comments in less than 24 hours.
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All of the users apparently sided with the poster and slammed the ex-husband for trying to take his children’s money from them. One user, felice60 said: “[Not The A**hole]. His children with another woman have no right to that money, whatever theory I may formulate.”
Sorryimbooked12 commented: “Worst part is why should deceased wife leave money for her future wife’s children? Biologically they are not her children so why should another woman’s children they be entitled to the child’s money?”
Another user, CuriousTsukihime, pointed out, “I suspect OP’s sister might have seen this coming, that’s why she left money management in her brother’s hands. [Not The A**hole].”
And bellamia0223 added: “You are ABSOLUTELY right!! Something was going on and she knew what he would do. She took EVERY step to make sure it wasn’t. Which is sad that in her last time, she had to because she already knew what he would do.”
Other users were worried about the child’s money. AstoriaEriol said, “Hopefully it’s in one or two irrevocable trusts.”
And The-Above-mentioned-W commented: “Even if it’s not, the money isn’t tied to BIL in any way, so he couldn’t touch it. OP is the admin of what it looks like, and has control over the money until the kids reach the stipulated age, so BIL can stomp and throw all the tantrums he wants, but he can’t legally obtain this money, as I understand it. (NB, I have a law degree, but I am not a lawyer specializing in wills and trusts.)”
Another user, Visible_Attitude_177, pointed out, “No, it’s worse than that. Sister died 11 YEARS ago! He didn’t read the letter for 11 years!”
Krazzy4u said: “And fuck him for bringing your sister’s kids in there and trying to bully them into giving up the majority of ‘their’ money. You’re obligated by law to protect that money for its original purpose.
Phoenix612 added: “[Not The A**hole]. I’m stunned that he thinks his inheritance should go to children who aren’t his own.”
And biscuitboi967 wrote: “[Not The A**hole] and I am SO SORRY that as she prepared for her death, she knew her husband would not be responsible for her children’s money and needed to take steps to protect it. It was smart and necessary (so thank goodness she took the time while she was able) but how upsetting it must have been not trusting your spouse to do right with the children you leave with him.”