By not a boy toy - 31/03/2017 22:00
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props to the old lady, she pointed out her families faults and helped alleviate some of her guilt. I am probably going to leave my box of trinkets and extra potent cat nip to my sister's dogs just to piss my family off. it's my last thing, and they don't need it now so why give it to them then? plus I can screw with her dogs, Bwa ha ha
Awesome! If it's really substantial, be wary of those relatives. They can try to take you to court to try and get that money. It's crazy what people will turn into for it!
Is it though? In NZ you must have reasonable consideration for your legal heirs - i.e. you can't competely cut your children, or some of your children, out of the will. If the family contests a will that does do that, the will will be over-ridden. Of course, not everyone has the legal savvy or the money to contest it so unfair things happen. My own father wants to cut my brother and me out of his will because his stepsons' grandfather left everything to their aunt, which means their father, and therefore they, get nothing, so he and my step-mother are trying to make up for it. My lawyer's advice is as noted above.
I laughed so hard when i pictured the situation! But seriously maybe the family members didn't deserve squat and she thought it better to give you the money to make it up for the accident which is nice of her. It's her money she did what she wanted with it they are not de facto entitled to it.