posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 12:51 AM
a reply to: DanDanDat
I see your point of course Dan, we must stay the course and on the topic of creating an inheritance to help our surviving relatives. However, in my
personal experience, and from stories of other people's experiences I've heard, the assets rarely make it to the intended beneficiaries regardless of
a will and what may be in it.
The only inheritance I actually got that was meant for me was from my Grandmother who gave it to me while she was still alive and my great Aunt who
was loaded and obviously had a good trustee for the will and her estate. I did get a little from my Dad, through a life insurance policy, but that was
the only thing his last wife couldn't violate like she did his will and the trust fund to bury him in the family plot (that now has an empty grave
with his marker on it).
My step dad's parents got put into a nursing home by his brother that got power of attorney by tricking his father. His brother and his wife then took
everything including the family farm, the will meant nothing when they made their move.
I got a story like that for just about everyone in my family that had a will and passed away. The circling vultures are always waiting, planning, and
ready to pounce on their oldest relatives at the first opportunity.
Best advice I'd have is to give while you're still alive and can make sure the people you want to get it really do get it. Put it in their hands
before it gets stolen from your corpse.