I read the story and like any family story there is a lot behind the scenes that most people will never know.
My parents have written both my siblings out of their will. If you met my siblings you would probably wonder why, they both seem like
good upstanding citizens and good kids. Well here is the backstory.
I left home at 18 and lived independently and without assistance from my parents and paid for my education myself.
Both my siblings have lived off my parents for many years, they had their education paid, my parents even paid phone and auto insurance until late
20's. We are talking tens of thousands of dollars. (No divorces we are all full siblings)
Fast forward a few decades, my parents are now both old and sick and my siblings are nowhere to be seen. I kid you not, it seems as if the minute my
dad got sick everyone disappears (except me). I have always been there and never expected anything in return.
My parents still send my siblings money for holidays, birthdays etc. I got a call from my parents after Christmas, they both told me I was the only
one that ever thought of them and that my siblings did not even send a Christmas card, birthday card, nothing. Not a single card over the years. I
hate to say it but I am not shocked by this, it is sad, but not surprising. It has nothing to do with money, if my siblings even called to wish them a
good Christmas or New year or remembered the holidays I honestly think that would suffice.
A few years ago when my parents wrote them out of the will, they got a lawyer, and did everything so that when they pass everything is left to me and
my children, and that there is no way my siblings will win a dispute. They were both even checked by doctors to say they are of sound mind. They wrote
the will in a way, so that in the event I die, it will still not go to them. I told my parents I don't care about the money and I wish they would
use it to enjoy themselves, but they come from a different generation. They made me promise if my siblings fought the will, that I would fight harder.
Neither sibling knows they have been written out. There have been some huge incidents in the past regarding family heirlooms (of very little monetary
I'm sure soon enough there will be a headline for me (at least on facebook) similar to the one Craig Sager's kids posted. I am substantially better
off than both my siblings, and it will seem odd that I am left with everything and them nothing.
I'm not saying my situation is the same as Mr. Sager's son and daughter, but I can guarantee you there is much much more to the story.