Gut Rumbles

October 10, 2005

i tried

I wanted to comment on this post, but I couldn't get the comment to load. So, I'll just say this in a post.

Anybody with children or property is a damn fool not to have a will. I've seen some feeding-frenzies among greedy relatives when someone died without a will, and you have a way to keep that from happening. MAKE A WILL!!!

A paralegal can write a simple one for about $50, and that's money well spent. Hell--- I think you can do it yourself on the internet today.

Just don't die without one. That's bad ju-ju for everybody you leave behind.


Hell, many families fall apart even when they do have a will. It is a smart move, but sometimes greedy ass people still try to screw it all up. Same with living wills. I have(had?) a crazy ass sister who actually tried to change the wills of my parents when horrible things came to pass. Obviously wasn't very successful, but I was surprised her crazy ass went through the trouble to challenge them both.

Posted by: Dave on October 10, 2005 09:28 AM

It did post, and thanks! The more I deal with things, the more I push both wills and living wills/declarations. It was just such planning that let Dad go as well as he did, and made it easy on those of us left to get things done. The only thing I did not specifically in the will is make the declaration as executor that everyone play nice, or they did not get to play at all. That took care of a few problems real quick...

Posted by: Laughing Wolf on October 10, 2005 09:54 AM

I have no children and I feel that any family that would go through a feeding frenzy deserves one.
If I had kids I would want to ensure they get what they deserve so I would have a will. I don't so I really hope my family goes off the deep end going through my stuff to find what they want. Of course, my most valuable possessions are guns and my family are mostly GFWs so that would make it even funnier.
But then, I'm kind of an a-hole.

Posted by: Veeshir on October 10, 2005 09:54 AM

My mother died without a will. Let's say that if you want to make your heirs go through hell when they get rid of your stuff then die without a will. The heirs will spend time with attorneys. They will spend time in court. They will spend money. You hate your heirs? Die without a will.

Posted by: Kirk on October 10, 2005 09:24 PM

Family feuds aren't the only issue. My partner's grandparents were both superstitious about death and refused to make wills. They were both killed around 1950 when Grandpa Battleship insisted on driving to their place in Virginia at night, driving much too fast, and failed to see the milk truck pulling into the intersection.

They had a good deal of money, though not as much as they would have if he'd been a better businessman (he passed on the opportunity to get in on the ground floor with Coca-Cola). But I'm sure he would have preferred for his money to go to his children, but since he had no will and died intestate, much that would have gone to them went to the gummint instead.

Posted by: Steve T. on October 11, 2005 12:01 AM
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