Humour and Eccentricity in Your Final Wishes
While the topic of Wills is typically serious and often involves sensitive matters, there have been instances where people inject a bit of humour or eccentricity into their final wishes. Here’s a lighthearted and unique story:
Leona Helmsley’s Dog Inheritance: Leona Helmsley, a wealthy hotelier, made headlines with her unusual bequest in her Will. When she passed away in 2007, she left a significant portion of her fortune to her Maltese dog, Trouble. Trouble received a trust fund of $12 million for her care. This extravagant bequest drew attention and raised eyebrows, but it also sparked discussions about the lengths some individuals go to ensure the well-being of their beloved pets.
While not everyone may find humour in such stories, they do add an interesting and unexpected twist to the typically sombre topic of Wills and inheritances. It’s a reminder that, even in matters as serious as Estate Planning, individuals may express their personalities and priorities in unique ways!
Ministry of the Attorney General Information on Estates, Wills and Trusts
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