- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
We’re planning on having kids someday, but I know enough people who have had difficulty TTC that I’ve actually thought about this. Assuming I was the last to go, I would leave everything to my brother and/or his kids if he ever has any, and if he pisses me off, I’d leave it all to my dog a la Leona Helmsley. 😜
Most probably an animal rescue
There was a woman here in Australia who tried to leave her house to a charity that helps refugees but they knocked her back due to not being able to acept it due to tax/donation laws so please do check if the charity you want to leave things to, especiall property are able to accept it. This poor woman then tried to leave directives that it be given to a refugee family (she has a progressive disease so hasn’t passed yet) but under the law you can’t leave things to an unnamed person.
I have a lot of different assests so some automatically refer back to the family trust and the rest will go to my husband (because I will die first barring accidents etc). Once he passes it will be split between our parents/sibling or their heirs and some charities.
My great aunt had no kids. Her orginal intention was to leave her money to her sibblings (6 surviving adults), as she was the oldest, but she ended up out living all but one. Her sibblings each ended up having 6+ kids a piece, and her estate would have needed to be sliced too much to get each of her nieces and nephews, so she went with giving her money to a local school and starting a scholarship fund for nurses (she was a nurse and loved her career path)
The school that she left her money too was able to spruce up the sceince rooms, and continued giving tshirts to all the incoming kindergarteners with their graduation year (which helped graduation rates) She started the second while she was alive. My dad ended up as excutor of her estate, and it was very cool to see how far her money went.
Definitely look into leaving some or all of your money to charities that mean the most to you. If there are issues or causes that you care about, you can leave a percentage or a dollar amount. In that way, you live on after you are gone, which I think is very nice.
I’m leaving some to my niece and the rest to non-profits that I care about.
Everything goes to my sister’s children.
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