4 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
The fact is that currently it's just a potential future financial resource.. I agree with the advice you have received that a split based on that 'potential' is unlikely to be accepted...
There are a number of factors that are way out of your control that perhaps should be bought to his or his solicitors attention..
1) The relative can & may change the will to significantly reduce the amount of your current inheritance
2) The relative may well need very expensive medical & or aged care before they pass on, significantly reducing the estates value.
3) There may exist a possibility that the will can be contested, leading to an alteration of beneficiaries & amounts of inheritance, along with potentially huge legal bills from the estate, & months to years for an outcome
Bluegreen I believe that after 27 years you really are an equal party and should insist on 50% each. This is fair to both parties.
I agree with Jaazzz, the are a multitude of possibilities between now and any possible future inheritance, including the possibility of being excluded due to some unforeseen occurrence.