He Refused to Return the $150,000 Inheritance He Received From His Ex-girlfriend’s Dad. Now She and Her Siblings Are Furious, Demanding He Give Every Cent Back! Was He a Greedy Jerk?

This man had recently broken up with his girlfriend when he found out her late dad had left him an inheritance! Now she and her siblings want it back, but he’s not too keen on doing so!

A Seven-Year Relationship

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OP (Original Poster) is a 30-year-old who had dated his ex-girlfriend, Jane, for seven years. During this time, he became close to her divorced parents, especially her dad, Dan.

His New Father Figure

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He explained that his dad passed away when he was young, and Dan played a significant parental role for him, and he became his role model. His relationship with Dan was something he really appreciated.

Closing the Doors

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Unfortunately, OP’s and Jane’s futures are no longer aligned. Because of this, they decided to break up around four months before this story was posted.

An Amicable Breakup

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OP, however, wanted to clarify that there was no bad blood between them.

He wrote, “I never cheated on Jane; we were not engaged, and there are no children involved.”

Letting Go of the Dad He Never Had

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Then, OP got the news that Dan had passed away. He explained that only three months had passed between his and Jane’s breakup and his death.

No Goodbyes

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One of the most hurtful parts of this ordeal was that OP never got to say goodbye to Dan.

He wrote, “We had not connected in that time because I wanted time for everyone to cool off.”

Too Late

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It turns out that OP was actually hoping to reach out to him soon. Dan’s birthday was supposed to be the week this story was posted.

Before he knew he had died, OP planned to reach out, wish him a happy birthday, and catch up.

Will Update

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OP was and still is “very upset” about Dan’s death. However, he, his ex, and the rest of her family recently discovered that he had updated his will about a year before this story was posted.

In the update, Dan left OP around $150,000.

What a Big Surprise!

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When Dan updated his will to include OP, he and Jane were still dating. He said, “I had no clue he did this.”

There Was No Catch!

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In the will, OP wasn’t referred to as Jane’s partner; it just named OP. Apart from this, Dan left money to Jane, her siblings, his own siblings, and charity.

A Nice Gesture

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All in all, OP was shell-shocked that Dan left him anything at all. It was “not a ton” of money, meaning it “wasn’t enough” to retire on or let him “live largely,” but he was grateful nonetheless.

He said, “It will be enough for a nice downpayment on a house and some savings.”

It’s Time for You to Give It Back

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However, Jane and her siblings are “absolutely p*****” and are demanding OP give the money back to them. They wanted OP to “deny” what was left to him.

It’s 100% His

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Thankfully, OP has a friend who’s an attorney dealing with inheritances. He asked his friend for advice, and he said that OP was “absolutely in the clear.”

OP shared, “He said if it mentioned me as Jane’s partner, they might have somewhat of a case, but because it didn’t, I’m totally fine.”

An Undecided Man

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Currently, OP has some “mixed feelings” about keeping the money. However, he’s leaning more toward that decision since it would be a “huge help” to him.

He asked, “Am I the a**hole if I do?”

Redditors’ Opinions

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Redditors are all on board with OP keeping the money. For them, it seemed like Dan really wanted him to have it, regardless of whether OP and his daughter were still in a relationship or not.

One said, “Not the a**hole. It really does sound like Dan wanted you to have the money independent of your relationship with Jane because he’d come to like and want to support you in your own right.”

“Not the a**hole; perhaps Dan felt the same connection that you had to him. He probably considered you one of his children and left you money, just like he did with all his children. What a good man,” commented another user.

You Have All the Right!

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Others agreed, explaining that Dan could have specified that the money should go to Jane’s partner. So, the fact that he named it to OP directly meant he 100% wanted him to have it.

A Redditor wrote, “Agreed. If he only intended OP to have access to the money as Jane’s partner, he would only have left it to Jane under the assumption that partner’s share. Leaving it to OP as a named heir shows that he wanted OP to have it regardless of relationship status. Not the a**hole.”

“Agreed. Wills, usually, are not just last-minute handwritten notes. They are carefully written and inspected instructions for after your passing. While he may or may not have expected you two to marry, don’t think at all it’s some accident the will was written exactly the way it was. Be grateful for his gift and make him proud; it seems that’s all he asked of you,” said another user.

Do you think OP should keep the money? Do you believe Dan intended it to go to OP directly?

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