By Sabrina Winters
We have a running joke in my family that my youngest sibling (my
brother) has always been the favorite. Maybe it is because he was the
baby in an Italian family or maybe it was because he was the only son.
All kidding aside, I know my parents love us each equally. They do love
us each differently, but that's ok.
In North Carolina there is no statute or rule that says a parent has
to leave their estate equally to each child. Actually, there is no
statute or rule that as a parent you have to leave your children
anything for that matter.
What are the reasons why a parent would choose to leave more to one child and less to the other?
If a parent is going to decide to provide more for one over the other, what options are available?
Whatever option is decided there should be a full discussion with your Charlotte estate planning
attorney to really understand the reality of what may result when
providing an unequal distribution. It may be done by the parent with
all good intentions and on paper look good. But, it is super important
to understand what dynamics between your children the disparity may
If you are considering a disparate distribution or moving forward
with your estate plan, contact our office at 704-843-1446 and we would
be glad to discuss your personal situation with you.
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