When my mum died, my brother and I didn't inherit anything, nor did we expect to. About 2 1/2 years later, my dad sold the family home and bought one with his new wife. He put his half in trust for my brother and I. Dad died just over a year ago, leaving his savings to us (50k) with a life interest in the house for his wife. She says she can move with it all if she wants to and the will seems to support this. She is 71 and says she might live till she is 90. She would often tell me how lucky she is to have money, I think from her first husband and her own dad. Since my dad died, she's been to Barbados, Turkey and a holiday in the UK. My share of my dad's savings went into our house refurb but we need more to finish it so our kids, aged 4 and 7, can have a nice home to grow up in. An additional concern is my mum in law lives in NZ and is on her own now so we'd like visit her at some point. Stepmum doesn't want to help us. Am I being unreasonable to expect that she would?