In-laws have a tendency to irritate you.

Such is the case for Khloe Kardashian, who’s father-in-law Joe Odom is mad as hell that she has taken control of his son, Lamar’s finances.

Joe, a disabled veteran who fought in the Vietnam War, told the National Enquirer that Khloe “is answering” Lamar’s phone and “checking his texts”

“I can’t get through to him anymore!” a frustrated Joe vented, pointing out that Lamar should be in charge of his bank accounts since he’s in recovery.

Hmmm, best to leave it with Khloe, I say.

Joe thinks that by leaving everything in Khloe’s hands, Lamar is at risk for a relapse.

“I am praying that doesn’t happen,” Joe said

Khloe has acted as Lamar’s emergency contact since he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel on October 13th.  

She’s stayed by his bedside, and even moved him into a home near her own, complete with a security guard and therapy sessions.

Joe, who has also used drugs in the past, used to live in a $4000/month Los Angeles home with his wife, Cecilia, that had been paid for by Lamar for ten years.

Khloe, Joe claims, allegedly threw him and Cecilia out of the home, forcing the couple to move back to New York, where they are barely getting by on Joe’s pension.

“Khloe didn’t even have the guts to tell me herself that my rent wasn’t going to be paid anymore,” Joe said.

“We had just days to get out! I should be there for him in L.A., instead of thousands of miles away.”

Joe also accuses Khloe of cutting off Lamar’s friends, whom Joe believes can help keep his son off drugs and alcohol.

Former welterweight boxing champ Zab Judah is an old friend of Lamar’s, and Joe claims he was “helping him [Lamar] get back into condition and doing positive things,” prior to the October overdose.

“Zab and Lamar were real close,” Joe said. “Lamar would have benefited from hearing his voice … holding his hand. But that wasn’t to be.”

Even though he misses his son, Joe is glad to be a few thousand miles away from the Kardashians, who have filmed Lamar’s time in the hospital for season 12 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

“All that drama is not for me,” Joe said.