The mom's plans were thwarted but...poor Rover.
“Rich old lady leaves her entire sizable estate in a trust for the care and maintenance of her dog, as long as the dog shall live. On the dog’s death, the trust paid out in full to the son. Apparently the son had Rover put down the day after the funeral and presented a demand to the trustee the very next day for the trust payout. She should have seen that one coming.” via AngryFloyd
Yikes. That guy had some messed up priorities.
“I work for a brokerage firm and I often deal with account beneficiaries. We had a client leave his entire account to a stripper. After the client died, his wife discovered her husband had left his life savings to Jane “Sparkles” Smith. She was pissed. REALLY pissed.” via cupanope
At least they weren't strapped for cash...
“When I was a clerk in law school at the state court of appeals the adult children of a rich woman tried to invalidate the will. Basically the woman was worth about 8 million dollars and all the children were working professionals earning 6 or 7 figures. Well the woman had used the same hair dresser for multiple years and left a considerable amount in a trust for the hair dresser’s children’s education. The remainder of the estate was given to different charities. Basically the kids were mad they didn’t get a cut.” via PhantomTireBuyer
Was he trying to give her heart disease?
“An ancestor of mine in the rural UK in the 1700s died and left his farm and everything to his nephew (no children), with his surviving wife only getting ‘the second best bed’ and a provision for her to receive 3lbs of butter per week for the rest of her life. We thought this was incredibly mean, but we wonder whether this butter was meant as an income, I mean who can eat 3lbs of butter?!” via pissyperfectionist
I wonder what the outcome was!
“I used to work for an accountant and we used to make wills as well. An old man probably around 70 left all his money to his mistress while his wife only got the gold fish.
I had to tell him that if his wife contested it she would most definitely win, he said he didn’t care.” via sofa_king_adorable