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Trusts, Estate Planning

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Our entire experience creating necessary estate documents through Heidi was only positive. She and Molly were extremely prompt with communication and her services were reasonably priced. She took the time to always thoroughly explain everything and answer my MANY questions always with a smile and the desire to make sure we were confident in how we worded things for our documents. She was happy to make changes to fit our needs and was even available to give advice regarding how to best handle my late father in law’s affairs. We really appreciate knowing that Heidi has our best interest in mind and that we have a relationship with an attorney whom we wholeheartedly trust. I’m not easy to win over in professional relationships, and I would fully recommend her to others.

~ Hannah C

Thank you to Heidi and her team for patiently working with me during a difficult situation. Our beloved Mother passed away and we needed to settle her estate, transfer property title, and create a will and trust. We were able to perform all of these activities over mail and telephone calls because we had left FLA to visit family in another state.

~ Lori B

strange estate plan requests

Strange Estate Plan Requests

It’s been a while since I posted about the weird clauses in estate planning history. I always say your Will needs to fit your unique needs, but these clients took that saying a little too literally. 

Here are some strange instructions left in an Estate Plan, according to Google: 

Seventy strangers

When Portuguese aristocrat Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral da Camara wrote up his will, he left his considerable fortune to 70 strangers randomly chosen out of a Lisbon phone directory.

Pet trust and charities

Oprah established a trust with $30 million for her pet dogs to continue receiving excellent treatment and care. She plans to give the bulk of her $3 billion estate to charitable causes. 

His wife only if she remarried

Heinrich Heine, a poet from Germany, left his widow Mathilde all of his money under one condition: she could inherit it only if she remarried. Heinrich explained his strange stipulation: “Because then, at least one man will regret my death.” So talk about having the last word. Ouch.

Twenty-one years after the last grandchild dies

Wellington Burt, a magnate from Michigan, died in 1919, leaving a very unusual request. He stipulated that his massive wealth would be inherited by his descendants only 21 years after his last grandchild died. Burt’s last surviving grandchild died in 1989. Twenty-one years later, in 2011, 12 far-removed relatives of the eccentric merchant have finally been paid out. Each of them got about $110 million.

Mom with the most babies

Charles Millar, a Canadian attorney, died a childless bachelor, but he left $568,106 to the mother who gave birth to the most children in Toronto in the ten years following his 1928 death. This bequest prompted what Canadians called “the Baby Derby” as mothers raced to win the fortune. In 1938 four winners split the prize after giving birth to nine babies apiece.

All joking aside, if you are putting your Estate Plan together, always get advice from a trusted professional. 

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Small Business Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi. 

 

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