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Old September 7th, 2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: Encouraging Parents to Put Final Wishes in Writing

Originally Posted by snafu View Post
FWIW - my DH's grandfather divorced & remarried. According to the agreement he and 2nd DW had, everything was supposed to be split equally amoung all their children. Well - grandfather went first & DW #2 did not follow the agreement - everything went to her daughter after she died - (Grandfather had had more than her). The only things his (g-pa's) kids got were a few momento's - and that's it - not what he told his kids he wanted, but he didn't put anything in a will - just trusted his DW to do right-follow his wishes - as he would have followed hers.
It's sad this happens, but it does. This is why it must be done legally. Great point.
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