I have a cousin who got married. As a gift to him and his new wife his parents GAVE him 20 acres of land. To build their “dream home” on as the new daughter in law put it. Well 2 years later the daughter in law claims she is having issue’s with the in laws and no longer wants to live there. Remember, this land was given to him by his parents who got the land from her father and it’s been in the family forever.
So now the building plans are pitched out the window and she wants to look for a new place and move far enough away so the mother in law has to call first before coming over for a visit. DId I tell you they have a little one year old daughter? She is pulling her away from her grandparents too.
Well, she found a house, told her husband and they bought it and within 4 days it just turned out she knew someone who wanted to buy the house trailer and land where they were living and they sold it. In all this time he never told his parents. His mom goes to the store only to find out from the people who just bought her son’s trailer and land that she had given to him as a wedding gift and are moving in in 3 weeks.
Can you say “family feud????” He has 2 other siblings and his parents told him he is out of the will and everything else will go to his siblings. He is so torn between his wife and parents and I feel really sorry for him but in the same breath I think, “why in the heck didn’t you stand up to your wife and discuss this more with her?” He knows how much that land meant to his mom and family. It has never belonged to outside hands.
Do you feel a gift is a gift or do you feel something like this is a little different and should have stayed in the family? Maybe one of the other siblings would have been willing to buy it and it could have stayed in the family had they been aware of what was going on but the whole thing was done in secrecy and it was over and done with before anyone knew there were “issues.” My aunt didn’t know the daughter in law had problems with her and everything seemed fine. She can’t for the life of her figure out what happened.