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Morning Teaser 'I discovered that my husband has another family'

How would you handle a situation where you find out your late husband was married to another woman?

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A sad mother and her kids play

A sad mother and her kids

(Modern Life Review)

"Dear Pulse,

My name is Ruth Anajemba. I was married to my husband for seven years with three children. But all these years, I never knew I was living with a deceiver and a chronic liar until he died three months ago and we all had to  go for the burial.

It was in the process of the funeral activities that I got to realise that my husband had  been married another woman who had six older children for him and he hid the fact from all the time we were married.

Now the first family, with the connivance of my in-laws, are hell bent on taking everything my late husband left behind, not minding that he had other children. Even his family members who were so nice to me when he was alive, are taking side with the other family.

Now problem is how to handle the matter. I have lodge a complaint with the police but they say since it is a family matter, they have no right to intervene while the village elders are absolutely with the first family, saying those other children are his heirs.

I am am at a loss.

Please I want your readers to advice me on what step to take.

Ruth,

Owerri."

Dear readers, on Morning Teaser today, we ask: what would you do if you realise your husband has another wife and children you were not aware of?

What would you do if you realise your spouse had a hidden family after his/her death?»

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