Posted: October 31, 2012 at 2:21 a.m.

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My brother “Bill” has secretly reunited with his ex-wife “Betty.” Their divorce was devastating for the entire family, especially my mother (Betty had cheated on Bill many times). When it was over, Mom generously helped my brother buy a house. But she told him that if he ever took Betty back, she’d cut him out of her will. Am I obligated to tell my mother that Bill and Betty are back together? Mom’s been adamant that this woman she despises never be in a position to benefit from her hard-earned life savings. — D.S. DEAR D.S.: What’s Bill planning to do on holidays? Leave Betty in the car?

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Family, Pages 31 on 10/31/2012