WTF Ensure your parents wills and insurances are in order

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  1. binhphuocngu

    binhphuocngu Well-Known Member

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    All,

    Just had a FIL pass away. He assured my mother in law and his daughter -my wife, that ALL things were in order.

    GUESS WHAT...

    No life insurance, No burial insurance, No will and leaving everyone else FUCKED! My MIL had to shell out 10k for funeral costs, at least he was retired military and got a free plot for himself on an Army base.

    I hear this happening alot and my wife and MIL are devastated that he would do this. Just be squared away folks. If you have anyone that is close to passing ensure that you, your family and their significant other will be taken care of.

    I ain't Rockefeller and I am so PO'd I could punch his dead ass corpse.
     
  2. buried20kleague

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    I'm with you man. If you don't have your shit together, it makes it world's harder for those you leave behind.
     
  3. Turkeyneck

    Turkeyneck Howard's got one, not me Gold

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    10K for funeral costs is outrageous. even though I'll leave a fine looking corpse (if I die soon anyway) I don't need a fancy coffin.
     
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    Birddog Well-Known Member

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    I see this all the time. Most of the time it's my customers that I tried to protect from this kind of fiasco. They have no problem spending hundreds of dollars per month on cell phones but can't spend 50 on a final expense policy.
     
  5. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...thats a drag. wait until your sibling steals your parents entire estate. its unbelievable that one would plot and slide a piece of paper under a sick 90 year old persons hand to sign. what im saying is there are bigger things afoot in the balance of the family estate. dont hire a lawyer after its too late.
     
  6. Turkeyneck

    Turkeyneck Howard's got one, not me Gold

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    It's amazing how many families fall apart and start feuding after.
     
  7. Khalil

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    I'm the executor of my dad's will even though I'm not the oldest kid. We've had many conversations over the years about his wishes and what he's done to make sure there's minimal impact on everyone left behind.
     
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    My mom died about a year ago and I had to handle everything. It sucked. I didn't even have a chance to grieve because I was trying to sort out all her shit for a week
     
  9. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    If they were so upset about it they could have had him burned and shoved in a cardboard box for $2 grand.
     
  10. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...neither my sister or myself ever thought for a minute our brother would do that. he was drunk on power of attorney and took everything. not exaggeration, he took it all. oh attorney said we had a good case, just needed 50 grand to litigate it and no assurance of a win.
     
  11. Tickle Shits

    Tickle Shits very angry indeed Gold

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    Been there, I picked up the costs for my FIL.. He was poor from a life long cancer battle so it was understandable, but a healthy person dumping that on their kids is crazy.... I already have a request that I get disposed of in the cheapest way possible..
     
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    It's a total racket. There's no need for any of it.
     
  13. Turkeyneck

    Turkeyneck Howard's got one, not me Gold

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    That's a shitty fucking thing to do...I could see my brother doing the same thing. He's a serious alcoholic, doesn't make a lot of money and his family struggles because of it. my old man died of cancer a few years ago, and it was barely a month after he passed that the rest of us found out he pressured my mom to co-sign his re-negotiated mortgage which also included consolidating all his credit card debts. I was furious and didn't talk to him for quite a while and there's still tension.
     
  14. Khalil

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    Pretty much the way my dad has it spelled out. He wants zero fuss.
     
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    Guaranteed I will get stuck for my dead beat inlaws
     
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    You might want to change the thread title.
    It could make someone think that you plan on killing their parents.
    :crazy:
     
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    ...yeah if people have elderly parents they need to know what the deal is, dont be afraid to ask and trust no one.
     
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    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you.

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    Did people bring food to your house? Was there lunch after the funeral?
     
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    Petal A girl in a sea of mults

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    Sorry to hear this.... surprises like this suck.

    One thing my mother always taught me was to be involved in my family finances and documents... don't leave all that stuff for one spouse to handle privately.

    Sounds like your MIL wasn't involved at all and it's a shame she found out this stuff when it's too late. :( Kind of tarnished your FILs memory probably.

    Had a cousin that had the same thing.... hubby died and she was left with 2 kids and NO money. He said there was plenty of savings and life insurance... nothing. Lied and had gambled it all away. She learned a hard lesson.

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  20. kippy

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    If someone is close to passing, it's a little late to think about life or burial insurance.
     
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