The thread about Tori Spelling brought me to start this thread. Her story is well known. Didn't get along with daddy and he essentially left her out of his will. I am in a somewhat similar situation. It is a significant amount I could inherit but not over $1M. I earn a decent living, but could still use the possible inheritance. I am not going to bore anyone with the details of the family problems. Basically, I am dealing with emotionally unstable people that I want nothing to do with. I can not reason with them on any level with most issues. My philosophical views are completely different. I would like to erase them from my lives, but it would cost me an inheritance. What would most people do?