Should a recently widowed sister pay as much for a family gift as her brothers and sisters and their wives
Should a recently widowed sister pay as much for a family gift as her brothers and sisters and their spouses?
Six months ago our sister lost her husband who left her more financially comfortable than some of her brothers and sisters.
We are planning to give a 200.00 birthday gift to one of our brothers. Our sister said we should split it 7 ways instead of 4 since she no longer has a husband.
At the same time she told us she is now receiving nearly the same income as when her husband was alive but now has half the expenses and less tax to pay.
Some of us think it is fine to split 7 ways, others think she can more than afford the 28.00 dollar difference. Her cost will be either 28 or 50 dollars.
Thank you in advance for your insight.