The Moneyist: I want to leave my estranged children money, but my second wife will freak out

Dear Moneyist,

I’m an upper middle-aged male and seven years into a happy second marriage to my early-senior-aged wife. My first marriage ended after 30 years and produced four children, all now adults. The divorce went quickly. The equitable distribution was a bitter, expensive two-year process leading to a significant estrangement from two of my children. The other two are kind to me, but only one of that pair is kind to their stepmother (who has been kind to those who’d let her).

My will leaves my retirement savings, work pension, and any additional savings and property to my second wife. She’s not in the best of health and wouldn’t do well on her current Social Security award.

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