Man Refuses to Pay for Ex's Funeral Expenses, Sparks Family Feud

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A man's refusal to pay for his ex-wife's funeral expenses has sparked a family feud. Despite purchasing life insurance policies for both of them, his ex-wife removed him as the beneficiary and named her parents instead. Now her parents are claiming he should pay for the funeral. But he argues that he shouldn't be the one to pay, especially since they will significantly benefit financially from her death. He has offered to pay a small portion of the funeral to ensure it can proceed, but will not cover the religious service or other expenses. The situation has caused him to decline to attend the funeral altogether. As the family feud continues, Reddit users weigh in, asking if he's the a**hole for refusing to pay.

Man faces family backlash for not paying for ex's funeral 💔

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Heartbreaking story of a man's failed attempt to save ex-partner.

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Man's divorce drama worsens as he refuses to pay funeral expenses 💔

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Ex-wife's revenge: removes ex-husband as life insurance beneficiary.

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Ex-husband refuses to pay for funeral expenses, sparks family feud

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Ex's family falsely tells vendors I'll pay for funeral expenses 💸

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Man sparks family feud after refusing to pay ex's funeral expenses 💰

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Man refuses to pay ex's funeral expenses, sparks family feud 💸

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Man sparks family feud by refusing to pay ex's funeral expenses.

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Ex's funeral expenses: man's refusal and family feud 🔥

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Man refuses to pay for ex's funeral, sparks family feud 😨

A man's decision not to pay for his ex-wife's funeral has sparked a feud with her parents. The couple had been legally separated for two years before the woman died from liver failure. The man had reportedly begged his ex-wife to seek help for her alcoholism, but she had refused. The couple had purchased life insurance policies during their marriage, but the woman had removed her ex-husband as the beneficiary and named her parents instead. Her parents, who are now planning the funeral, had assumed that the man would pay for everything and had told vendors as much. When the man received an emailed invoice for several thousand dollars, he called his ex-wife's mother to discuss the matter. Despite offering to pay for a small portion of the funeral, the man will not be paying for the religious service, flowers, or the luncheon afterwards. He has also decided not to attend the funeral, feeling that he is being taken advantage of. But is he in the wrong? Read on for reactions and comments.

Funeral expenses should be paid from her life insurance policy 💸

mountaingoat05 | mountaingoat05

Insurance payment covers funeral expenses. NTA for not paying.

Whowhatnowhuhwhat | Whowhatnowhuhwhat

Who should pay for the funeral? NTA suggests beneficiary, legally it's unclear 🔍

MrsAlejandro12312 | MrsAlejandro12312

Lawyer advises OP not to pay for ex's funeral expenses 💸

JadedSlayer | JadedSlayer

NTA. Ex's parents billing you is wrong. Vendors should confirm first.

WillWatanabe | WillWatanabe

Don't pay for the funeral, life insurance is for that 💰

loloannd | loloannd

Don't pay a penny! NTA already paid with life insurance 💸

Himalayankitten | Himalayankitten

Funeral expenses and family feuds. 💸👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

Skip the drama, let the insurance pay. NTA 😎

eddyloo | eddyloo

Ex's death doesn't obligate you to pay for the funeral 💸. Move on.

Silent_nyix94 | Silent_nyix94

Legally married but not liable for ex's funeral expenses. NTA 👍

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Legally separated, kept ex on insurance, no obligation to pay. 💰

baobab77 | baobab77

Refusing to pay for ex's funeral expenses - justified or not? 🤔

the_spacemambo | the_spacemambo

Responsibility of managing finances given to beneficiaries. NTA.

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Don't pay for ex's funeral expenses, consult a lawyer first! 💰⚖️

pettyisland | pettyisland

Insurance money makes refusing to pay NTA 👍

SrSergio6000 | SrSergio6000

Funeral expenses feud: commenter thinks ex's family was entitled. NTA

quittingagain2021 | quittingagain2021

Life insurance is for a reason. NTA, don't pay.

teresajs | teresajs

🤔 Unanswered questions about the funeral expenses and vendors' actions.

Glad_Ad252 | Glad_Ad252

Ex's family tries to guilt you into paying? NTA, stand your ground 💪

CanadianJediCouncil | CanadianJediCouncil

No responsibility for ex's funeral expenses. Legal separation. #NTA 🤷‍♂️

ecto412 | ecto412

Protect your assets: change beneficiaries to avoid family disputes 💰

Bostonguy50 | Bostonguy50

Don't be fooled, funeral debt collectors are sharks. NTA 🦈

jmn242 | jmn242

Funeral expenses: who should pay? NTA says comment.

gw2kpro | gw2kpro

Stand up for your business, NTA comment gets support.

Quigleychan | Quigleychan

Don't get stuck with a bigger bill 💸 NTA

Utter_Nonsense__ | Utter_Nonsense__

Stand your ground! 💪🏼

Quicksilver1964 | Quicksilver1964

Funerals don't have to be expensive. NTA for not paying.

Jujulabee | Jujulabee

Condolences offered for NTA's refusal to pay ex's funeral expenses.

TheBestPeter | TheBestPeter

Choosing between paying for funeral or cremation causes conflict ⚰️💸

finnegan922 | finnegan922

Funeral expenses feud: Life insurance covers costs, NTA stands firm

RamblingManUK | RamblingManUK

Avoiding ex's funeral expenses: practical or heartless? 🤔

TooManyAnts | TooManyAnts

Life insurance for funeral expenses ≠ vacation fund 💰🏖️

jadekiara | jadekiara

No obligation to pay for ex's funeral. 💸

Gochukaru | Gochukaru

Funeral expenses drama: NTA refuses to pay 🤔


Divorce drama: Man refuses to pay ex's funeral expenses. NTA.

Legan_Ironfist | Legan_Ironfist

Fair assessment needed: Divided assets? Estate ownership? NAH/NTA situation.

Aggressive_Pass845 | Aggressive_Pass845

👀 Legal and financial complexities arise in ex's funeral expenses dispute

Irish19c | Irish19c

Generous gesture or not? NTA pays for ex's funeral expenses

Svetlana_Garritsen | Svetlana_Garritsen

Fight over funeral expenses, NTA suggests legal action 🔍⚖️

maxpower7833 | maxpower7833

Life insurance for funeral expenses? NTA takes a stand.

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Funeral home profit dispute causes family feud 💰💔

Baby-cabbages | Baby-cabbages

Not the a**hole, but family drama ensues 💥

lDitah | lDitah

Insurance payment settles debt, NTA. 💰

Cherrygrove-elk | Cherrygrove-elk

User defends man's decision to not pay ex's funeral expenses 💸

Bostonguy50 | Bostonguy50

Unfair funeral expenses? 🤔 Vendor AHs? 💰

Shruggles8 | Shruggles8

Ex's funeral expenses causing family feud, commenter says NTA 💸

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Life insurance can cover funeral expenses. Good advice 👍

batmantha_x | batmantha_x

Life insurance covers funeral, NTA. 💰💸

B0r0B1rd | B0r0B1rd

Legally not responsible. Family should handle funeral expenses. 💸

rhinovodka | rhinovodka

Take a stand and cut ties. 💔 You're not responsible. NTA.

donutaud15 | donutaud15

Commenter suggests legal action for funeral expenses dispute 💰⚖️

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Refusing to pay for ex's funeral expenses - NTA or fraud? 💸

Sinbad909 | Sinbad909

Protect your assets: Community property state and life insurance

opkc | opkc

Take no responsibility 🙅‍♂️ Avoid family feud 🔥

Nowork_morestitching | Nowork_morestitching

Man refuses to pay ex's funeral expenses, sparks family feud. NTA.

KittyKatWarrior3593 | KittyKatWarrior3593

Divorce assets for funeral costs? A messy family feud begins.

unicornbomb | unicornbomb

Stand your ground: NTA for refusing to pay ex's funeral.

Em4Tango | Em4Tango

Funeral home agreement = responsibility. NTA for refusing payment.

PheonixRising21 | PheonixRising21

Legal advice for not paying ex's funeral expenses. NTA 👍

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Stand your ground! 💪 NTA for not paying funeral expenses.

AndriaRenee | AndriaRenee

Legal troubles loom for spouse who won't pay funeral expenses 😨

dynastyahristream | dynastyahristream

Insurance policies should cover funeral expenses. NTA in this situation.

AnarchoJoey | AnarchoJoey

Life insurance covers funeral expenses, NTA made the right call 💸


Stand your ground and let the life insurance cover it 💰😎

RadioSupply | RadioSupply

Life insurance should cover final expenses, not ex-partners. #NTA 💸💔

cmlobue | cmlobue

Insurance beneficiary should pay 💰. NTA wins this round.

barbaramillicent | barbaramillicent

Life insurance for funeral expenses. NTA wins this round! 💰💸

brokeanail | brokeanail

Life insurance policy should have helped with funeral costs. NTA 👍

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Responsibility for ex's funeral expenses: NTA or a-hole?

gdx2000 | gdx2000

Insurance beneficiaries should pay for funeral expenses. NTA 👍

NeverRarelySometimes | NeverRarelySometimes

Life insurance plan not for ex's funeral expenses. NTA.

alexisbarclayalexei | alexisbarclayalexei

Stand your ground, don't pay & call vendors! 💪🏼

redditknowsmyname | redditknowsmyname

Take control of the situation with clear communication 💬

Available_Sea_7780 | Available_Sea_7780

Ex's family demands funeral expenses, commenter says NTA ✔

Giffy85 | Giffy85

Take control 💪 and stand up for yourself. #NTA

Grouchy_Salary6788 | Grouchy_Salary6788

Insurance policy should cover funeral expenses. Send flowers instead 🌺

DeannaMorgan | DeannaMorgan

Clear explanation why ex's funeral expenses shouldn't be his responsibility 💰

Ravenclaw79 | Ravenclaw79

Life insurance policies exist for this purpose 💸

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Be careful of funeral home bills, pay for what you owe 💸

Mr-Waspers1945 | Mr-Waspers1945

Funeral home mishap leads to family feud. NTA advice given.

BlackSeranna | BlackSeranna

Legal action advised for messy family feud 💼

vTenebrae | vTenebrae

Dealing with funeral expenses can take months, even with insurance 💸

xcasandraXspenderx | xcasandraXspenderx

Life insurance money misused causing family feud 😔💸

tacticalslacker | tacticalslacker

Funeral home may use life insurance money to cover expenses 💰

Tallijo | Tallijo

Divorced man refuses to pay ex's funeral expenses, sparks family feud 💔

TsunamiCompliance | TsunamiCompliance

Stand your ground and protect yourself. 💪🏼

Aguilo7 | Aguilo7

Splitting up doesn't equal financial responsibility 💰👋

some-dude37 | some-dude37

Taking a stand or selfish? 💰💔

joeytheking1 | joeytheking1