Estate Planning, Legacy, Probate, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

How to Keep Your Dead-Beat Brother From Inheriting Your Stuff

An older client of mine has no close connections with his family.

Time got in the way, and some family drama caused some serious rifts between everyone involved.

He wants to create a will, but he knows that he has to legally include his family members in his will somehow, including his dead-beat brother.

Or does he?

Because that’s simply not true. He can do whatever he wants with his will.

He can give it all to just one brother over the other.

He could give everything to his mistress and not his wife!

Hell; he could give it all to the queen of England for that matter!

At the end of the day, you get to do whatever you want with your share of your stuff.

Now, there are some caveats to something like that.

More specifically, spouses and creditors can claim parts of your estate once you pass away, but, for the most part, you get to do what you want.

You also want the language to be super clear in the will, and you want the will to be executed correctly. Any vague language or wrong mistakes can nullify the will and cause people to ruin what you wanted.

Then the dead-beat brother gets your stuff. Not good!

You worked hard your entire life for this stuff, so do what you want with it! Send it away as you please in a perfectly phrased and executed will.

Get advice on how to conduct your probate and estate plan. A professional, like Legion Law, can certainly help address all these concerns. Our estate plans are cost-effective, comprehensive, and are designed to stand the tests of time.

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Derek Christensen

Founder of Legion Law, PLLC

17250 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 237, Dallas, Texas, 75248
O: 682-200-0400 | C: 682-351-5120

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