It might be a good idea to take a look at the estate plan, rather than just takes someone’s word for it.
Darryl White, the son of entertainer Barry White who passed away in 2003, has filed a suit against the estate and is demanding to see the will to know what it is he should be receiving, according to TMZ in "Barry White's Son Sues My Dad's Widow Can't Get Enough of His Dough."
Darryl claims that when his father passed away, his widow told Darryl that she would make sure he got his fair share of the estate, as long as he agreed not to challenge the estate. For his part, Darryl claims he never even saw his father's will to know what he was supposed to receive.
He received regular payments until 2015, when they suddenly stopped. He believes the money is now being wasted by his stepmother.
In one sense, this is not an unusual story.
It is very common for children to have fights with a step-parent over an estate. On the other hand, this is an extremely unusual story.
It is not at all common for a child to trust the step-parent enough to agree to her terms, without at least seeing the estate plan and knowing what the child is supposed to inherit.
Reference: TMZ (May 24, 2017) "Barry White's Son Sues My Dad's Widow Can't Get Enough of His Dough."