‘Am I the evil stepmother?’ I have one son. My husband has 4 kids and says we should split our estate 5 ways. I disagree. What now?

'Am I the evil stepmother?' I have one son. My husband has 4 kids and says we should split our estate 5 ways. I disagree. What now?

I’ve been married for five years, I have one 25-year-old son from a previous relationship, and my husband has four adult children from his first marriage, ages 22 to 28. We both came into the relationship with different assets, but I’d say equal in value for the most part. My income is approximately $30,000 to $40,000 more per year annually.

My son lost his father years ago, and did not receive anything from his death. In fact, I financially supported my son 100% through most of his school years, and have worked very hard to get to where I am today. My husband is a wonderful, caring and loving man and is kind to my son. I couldn’t ask for more.

My stepsons were mostly grown when we married. One lived with us for a year of high school at which time we continued to pay support to his ex-wife….

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