(Closed) Childfree Bees: Who will you leave your estate to when you die?

posted 4 years ago in No Kids
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I don’t think we’ll have that much to leave, to be honest.

Giving our house to a homeless person with a dog would be nice. My gosh I sound mad.

 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are currently doing our will, so this has been on my mind!

We already own our home and have no debts so we will have a reasonable amount hopefully by the time we die in old age (fingers crossed we live to be old and doddery!).

We are making provisions to gift to each of our nieces and nephews (but only once they are 25 years) I have a lot of jewelry that will be split between my Goddaughter and my niece. The sale of our property and other ‘things’ will be split between two charities, one for rescue animals and the other for medical research.

My mother was a little miffed when I advised her my brothers children weren’t getting ‘the lot’. I figure it isn’t their birthright, and they will have sufficient each for a car or a house deposit, and why shouldn’t a charity benefit! I want some good in the world to come out of what we have worked for!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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OldestTree :  Doesn’t sound mad to me, it sounds delightful.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I think leaving them to a charity is a nice idea. Unless you have a good friend who has children you love? You don’t have to leave your estate to relatives.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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emeraldmay :  I’m not CFBC, but we’re currently in fertility treatments with the understanding that if we don’t have biological children we don’t plan to adopt. If the treatments fail and we remain child free we’ll likely leave everything to our best friends’ kids (who call us aunty and uncle – we’re all that close). 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

Popped on here out of curiosity, mainly so nothing to suggest.

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Olivepepper :  Honestly, I think the biggest gift you’re giving them is not having to deal with it. Trying to decide what to do with a house and stuff that wasn’t yours isn’t the easiest thing to do!

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OldestTree :  What a lovely thought!

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My sister and her husband are CFBC.  He is an only child and I am her only sibiling.  She told me I’m in the will, and I’m sure a number of charities.  (She’s a paralegal and we’ve talked about these types of legal documents and such.  She’s put me on their 401k’s and health care directives and such)

Post # 9
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Busy bee

With me it will mostly be ‘things’ like my jewelry, family possessions. As it’s worked out, my siblings don’t have any children either, as of right now.

I have my jewelry designated to my nieces by marriage, they are blood relation to my husband. Other things I’ve designated for my husband to decide if he oulives me. DOn’t have any other plans besides that as of right now

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I’ve already informed my brother and sister that they will inherit some of my assets. My partner gets all the international properties, and my siblings will inherit the properties in our home country but they then need to use the money to look after my parents. Partner and I said that even if we do have kids one day, they won’t be given any inheritance. My kids, if i have any, need to work for everything themselves, just like partner and I did. No free rides here. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

It isn’t something I’ve paid much thought to yet, as currently we don’t really have anything to leave to anyone. When we buy a property we will obviously need to give it some thought; a lot would depend though on our ages at death. If we were to both be in an accident and die young, we would likely split anything between my parents and brother, and OH’s dad and brother; if we’re talking old age (parents deceased) then likely siblings, close friends, or charity. I feel quite strongly about education, and if I were last to go, would quite like to leave something to the university/s I went to to fund scholarships.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

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emeraldmay :  

Why not choose a charity and leave your estate to a cause of your choice?

I will leave whatever I have to my nieces. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

My grandma’s brother never married and had no children. He left his estate to my mum and her sister, his only two nieces. If you have family or people that you’re close to that you love, then that’s a good option. Otherwise I’m so on board with people leaving their fortune to a good cause.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I know a CFBC couple who left their house to the middle aged lady who was taking care of them in old age. First she would come and clean the house, then started doing their groceries, then cooking..as the years went on she was doing more and more until the couple was so old that they needed full time care. Instead of selling their house and going to a nursing home they stayed in their home and had her take care of them, she moved in with them (she was single, no kids). When the man died, she continued taking care if the woman, when the woman died she left her the house with everything in it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My dog. 😛

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