Originally Posted by poorcarver
The issue with fraud from a family member is that in addition to the loss, there is the whole family damage issue. If Chase cheats me I sue but I don't get sick when I drive by a Chase bank. If a family member cheats there go the various family occasions out the window as well as the loss. Putting a family member in the slam does not have the same satisfaction.
My late husbands family is now darn near ripped apart over greed.
Three siblings grow up together MIL, Auntie in law and Uncle in law.
After many, many years uncle comes out the closet with his sexuality. MIL immediately disowns him. she is Jehovah witness and does not condone homosexuality. Auntie is furious. this is baby brother, they took baths together, grew up together. cannot believe sister would kick him to the curb like that yada yada yada. Well Uncle, moves to Phoenix starts a successful business, invests and life goes on. Dies from cancer many years later leaving Auntie a couple of million dollars.
MIL is now mad saying he should have left her something (can we say Karma). Now the two haven't spoken in years and when my husband died, sat on opposite sides of the Funeral parlor during services.
some families simply do not do well with wealth.