The re-awakening of the zombie thread on being cheated out your inheritance made me wonder how many people are counting on some form of inheritance from their parents or grandparents. Maybe counting on is too strong of a phrase. So are you going to be disappointed if you get nothing, or if everything goes to someone or group of people not including yourself.
All of my grandparents are passed. I was able to receive a few sentimental items from their possessions, like photos and other non valuable things that I have to remember them. My dad’s parents really had nothing of financial value left when they died. And what my mother’s parents had was split between my mom and her brother, no quibbling or arguing.
I actually expect my parents to split their estate evenly between my brother, sister and I. But, if they decided to give it all away, or all of it to either of my siblings and none to me, I really wouldn’t have too much heartache over it. They are both in their 70’s, so it could be a while before I found out. I have tried to live my life where I am not and won’t be dependent on other’s including the government for any future support.