Unequal inheritances may lead to will and trust disputes
After parents pass on in Florida, the children who are left behind may measure their parent's love by the amount of inheritance that they receive. If one child receives more than another, then there may be feelings of resentment and envy, even though it made the most sense to the parents when they made that estate planning decision. Such emotions may eventually lead to a will contest. It could have been the case that the parents helped one child financially during their lives, so leaving an unequal inheritance was actually the fairest way to handle the situation. It may also be the case that the parents view one child as financially successful and want to balance the scales in favor or a less successful sibling. Another common reason for leaving unequal bequeaths is when one sibling suffers from a medical disability making it difficult, if not impossible, to earn a living.