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Just heard a F&*^ed up story from my accountant


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He had a client who was seriously suffering from Lymphoma in his mid 50's. He had been married for about 4 years or so and has 2 kids in late teens/early 20's from a prior marriage. He was going in for a pretty new and dangerous procedure to help cure him. Meanwhile, his wife left town WHILE HE WAS IN SURGERY, to apparantly file for a divorce with her lawyer. He received the paperwork within a week of his surgery. 2 days afterwards he died-before he ever signed the paperwork. His estate is worth approx 4.5 million.

Because he did not sign the paperwork proir to passing away, and the fact he did not have a will, his wife is the sole beneficiary of his estate and the children will not receive a dime of it. They are fighting it, however their lawyer says they really don't have a strong case. Had the guy signed the divorce papers, the kids could have gone to court to work out an alimony agreement (would have been minimal for only 4 years of marriage) an the kids would have been the beneficiary of the rest.

Make a friggin will people!!

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It's not like the guy just dropped dead of a heart attack. He knew going in that between the lymphoma and the experimental surgery that things may turn out badly and he probably had a good idea that things with wife were going south. Everyone should have a will, especially if you have kids.

Note to self: Prepare a will asap.

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How the **** does someone that's worth $4.5M NOT have a will? The kids can hate on the wife all they want, but it's the old man's irresponsibility that caused all of this. Wow, just wow.

Well said, agreed.

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It's not like the guy just dropped dead of a heart attack. He knew going in that between the lymphoma and the experimental surgery that things may turn out badly and he probably had a good idea that things with wife were going south. Everyone should have a will, especially if you have kids.

Note to self: Prepare a will asap.

kindly bequeath me your porn collection

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i feel like i need a will...not married but have a house that is basically self sustaining...who does that go to if i die? parents or sister? or am i a jack ass for not doing the will thing?

Follows the laws of Escheat-Spouse first, Kids second, Parents 3rd, siblings or grandparents 4th and 5th (not sure of which is 1st), Aunts/Uncles 6th, cousins, nieces nephews.

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Follows the laws of Escheat-Spouse first, Kids second, Parents 3rd, siblings or grandparents 4th and 5th (not sure of which is 1st), Aunts/Uncles 6th, cousins, nieces nephews.

i wasn't aware of that one. Good to know though.

My new goal is to bankrupt my sister when i die. Boo ya.

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It's not like the guy just dropped dead of a heart attack. He knew going in that between the lymphoma and the experimental surgery that things may turn out badly and he probably had a good idea that things with wife were going south. Everyone should have a will, especially if you have kids.

Note to self: Prepare a will asap.

kindly bequeath me your porn collection

Too late, Max beat you to it (so to speak).

:rl:

POTW nom (that's right, i said it...)

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