Unfortunately, sometimes there is a falling out between someone you love and yourself. While never expected, never planned, and never an easy experience, these situations still arise. Rifts form between people and create problems leading to close friends or family drifting apart. When this happens, you probably want to disinherit the person who drifted away so that they don’t receive the same inheritance as those who stayed by your side.
Without an Estate Plan, you cannot plan for that sort of situation. Cutting themselves off, hurting you, stealing property, deceiving you, and absent for 30 or 40 years; without an Estate Plan, this leads to them receiving the same amount as the child who has always stayed close. While one child is close by and always assisting in caring for you, showing you love and respect, the other is off pretending you don’t exist. For both children to receive the same inheritance seems like an unfair reward for the one causing you pain. Without a complete Estate Plan, the black sheep child will receive the same as the good children.