edit was terrifying to hear, but had logic and a bit of psychology behind it: he ordered the baby to be cut
in half to see how the women would react. The real mother would of course chose to let the baby live. In
modern times, the elders in a village in Turkey had the same solution to an inheritance issue, but the
results were not quite the same.
When their father passed away, Brothers Ali and Ahmet Kangel inherited a home in a remote Turkish
village. The house was a wreck, so they planned to tear most of it down and build a new house.
Discussions about living arrangements, however, led to nothing but disagreements and they could not
come to a resolution of what to do. They turned to the village elders, who had a solution that seemed
logical to some, but the result is an architectural oddity.
A chainsaw was used to cut the house in half and each brother got half of it. One of the brothers
renovated his half the other has not done so. The result is a house the looks dilapidated on one side and
modern on the other. Daily Sabah reported this story in "Brothers cut house in half over inheritance
It is not unusual for siblings to have disputes over an inheritance. It is also not unusual for the best
solution to resolve the dispute is to cut it in half. However, it is an unusual solution when the dispute
involves a house. Perhaps, this case will turn out just like King Solomon and the baby. It might turn out
that the unusual decision was the wisest.
Contact an experienced Estate Planning Attorney for more information regarding inheritance issues.
Reference: Daily Sabah (July 6, 2015) "Brothers cut house in half over inheritance dispute."