Before a military service member is deployed to combat, he or she must create a will that states how they want their assets distributed should they pass away. Service members have been posting on the popular website Reddit about the quirky bequests in their wills. Estate of Denial shares:
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It’s no secret that when a wealthy celebrity dies, former lovers, “relatives” and other con men come out of the wood work to try to claim a part of the estate. However, the recent suit the estate of Michael Jackson got hit with might just take the cake. Estate of Denial reports:
Estate of Denial: “F. Scott Fitzgerald observed that the rich are different, but that does not mean an heiress can adopt her 65-year-old ex-husband to increase her family’s claim to a billion dollar inheritance.
Delaware’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the unconventional adoption did not entitle the man to inherit [...]
Estate of Denial: John Goodman is the 48-year old multimillionaire from Palm Beach, Florida who recently made headlines when it was publicly revealed that he adopted his 42-year old girlfriend to help protect the family fortune.
Goodman did this in the midst of criminal and civil legal proceedings pending against him. [...]
AZCentral: A South Florida man willed his historic house worth $1 million to the U.S. government to help eliminate the country’s growing debt.
The Miami Herald reports that Uncle Sam put the Coral Gables house up for auction Saturday. The winning bid was $1.175 million.
The house belonged to James H. Davidson Jr. who lived [...]
Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Sometimes when individual dies, they leave behind unusual requests for their send-offs. For example, Arch West, creator of Doritos, asked to have Dorito chips scattered into his grave. Ten more strange send-off requests are below:
1. Frederic Baur (creator of the Pringles tube) requested that his remains be stored [...]
Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog: Former “American Idol” judge, Simon Cowell, recently told GQ magazine that he wants to be frozen when dies, with the hope that science will advance enough to where he can be unfrozen and live again. Cowell is not the only person considering cryogenic freezing after death. The [...]