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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, brighter start today, the garden needs some attention after yesterday’s rain / hail storms, cycling later , works getting in the way again.
    Have a good day
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    Morning

    Wet start again, but promising nice weather later.
    WFH as usual, and finally a haircut too.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,046
    Week 2 of the holiday in the people’s republic of Shropshire and after yesterday’s fun today is dealing with family and their crystal clear money grab from MIL
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,706
    Morning from a wet brick factory somewhere in the Midlands. Hopefully not to taxing as noddy squad isn't on. Have fun TLW, I was lucky with sorting my gran out it was they either agreed with what I said or dealt with plod. You have my sympathy sorting it out, not spoke to some of my relatives since.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,709
    Mum left me the house.
    Brother was fine about it.
    Sister was so delighted that I thought she was going to have an attempt on my life.

    Dull here. Was going to pedal but the rain is not relenting.
    We're either getting frazzled or drowned.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Morning all,
    MIL has similar problems after looking after her parents for 10 years. They left the lot to there other daughter.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    edited August 2020
    Seems to be a very common problem. At times there are advantages to being an only child - if I ever had to argue about dealing with aged parents I had to talk to myself and Strifeys old dear had nothing to argue over by time she'd been in a care home for over a decade.

    More work today but not too busy as lots of people on holiday. Will get my kit sorted later for tomorrows mtb jaunt down in deepest darkest Kent.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Morning, bright but cloudy here, odd combo.

    Why do family deaths bring out the worst in people?

    Not mentioned it on here but my father passed away middle of last month, only found out last week. Sisters, half brother and his widow appear to be keeping it hush hush as he had some wealth. I only found out accidentally when I got asked if I was OK after the news I'd (not) had.
    Not expecting to see anything from his estate they appear to have divvied it all up between themselves an I've not spoken to him in 20+ years. Couldn't stand the man hes the reason I have several scars but maintained he never touched me.

    Anyway yes, people generally turn into money grabbers when things like this occur.

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    step83 said:

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!

    Just blame it on the neighbours.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    step83 said:

    Morning, bright but cloudy here, odd combo.

    Why do family deaths bring out the worst in people?

    Not mentioned it on here but my father passed away middle of last month, only found out last week. Sisters, half brother and his widow appear to be keeping it hush hush as he had some wealth. I only found out accidentally when I got asked if I was OK after the news I'd (not) had.
    Not expecting to see anything from his estate they appear to have divvied it all up between themselves an I've not spoken to him in 20+ years. Couldn't stand the man hes the reason I have several scars but maintained he never touched me.

    Anyway yes, people generally turn into money grabbers when things like this occur.

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!

    That's really **** Step, but if you don't like any of them and they're being money grabbing turds it might not hurt to contest the will.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,931
    Kind of defeats the objective of someone saying "I don't want "X" to get a penny" in their will.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,709

    Kind of defeats the objective of someone saying "I don't want "X" to get a penny" in their will.

    If he was a b4stard of a father then does it matter what his last wishes were?
    Not leaving your own son something...

    I'm in Steps shoes. My fathers Will was going to be split equally regardless of what was written on it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Morning, bright but cloudy here, odd combo.

    Why do family deaths bring out the worst in people?

    Not mentioned it on here but my father passed away middle of last month, only found out last week. Sisters, half brother and his widow appear to be keeping it hush hush as he had some wealth. I only found out accidentally when I got asked if I was OK after the news I'd (not) had.
    Not expecting to see anything from his estate they appear to have divvied it all up between themselves an I've not spoken to him in 20+ years. Couldn't stand the man hes the reason I have several scars but maintained he never touched me.

    Anyway yes, people generally turn into money grabbers when things like this occur.

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!

    That's really **** Step, but if you don't like any of them and they're being money grabbing turds it might not hurt to contest the will.
    This is where the fun begins, he ended up in Spain for various reasons. But under Spanish law even if he retained his UK citizenship all descendants and ascendants get an equal share of the estate over the spouse so by law i am entitled to a part of the estate but I guess on that time will tell as the estate has to be sold prior to funds being allocated from what I understand.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779

    Kind of defeats the objective of someone saying "I don't want "X" to get a penny" in their will.

    Depends whether the relatives have been playing games and persuading him to change it in their favour, etc.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    edited August 2020
    step83 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Morning, bright but cloudy here, odd combo.

    Why do family deaths bring out the worst in people?

    Not mentioned it on here but my father passed away middle of last month, only found out last week. Sisters, half brother and his widow appear to be keeping it hush hush as he had some wealth. I only found out accidentally when I got asked if I was OK after the news I'd (not) had.
    Not expecting to see anything from his estate they appear to have divvied it all up between themselves an I've not spoken to him in 20+ years. Couldn't stand the man hes the reason I have several scars but maintained he never touched me.

    Anyway yes, people generally turn into money grabbers when things like this occur.

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!

    That's really **** Step, but if you don't like any of them and they're being money grabbing turds it might not hurt to contest the will.
    This is where the fun begins, he ended up in Spain for various reasons. But under Spanish law even if he retained his UK citizenship all descendants and ascendants get an equal share of the estate over the spouse so by law i am entitled to a part of the estate but I guess on that time will tell as the estate has to be sold prior to funds being allocated from what I understand.
    Sounds like you're on the ball with this one Step.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,931
    edited August 2020
    I wasn't suggesting he shouldn't get anything and he may well be in the will, not being told about the event isn't good enough reason not to be included

    What I'm suggesting is that some people state that they don't want X to get anything so contesting that statement is wrong IMO.

    Anyway, I'm out as discussing something this personal online isn't my cup of tea.

    *wanders off home*
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,046
    step83 said:

    Morning, bright but cloudy here, odd combo.

    Why do family deaths bring out the worst in people?

    Not mentioned it on here but my father passed away middle of last month, only found out last week. Sisters, half brother and his widow appear to be keeping it hush hush as he had some wealth. I only found out accidentally when I got asked if I was OK after the news I'd (not) had.
    Not expecting to see anything from his estate they appear to have divvied it all up between themselves an I've not spoken to him in 20+ years. Couldn't stand the man hes the reason I have several scars but maintained he never touched me.

    Anyway yes, people generally turn into money grabbers when things like this occur.

    Also, don't have Fleetwood Mac, Big Love playing the background, namely the end section when on a conference call. It sounds pornographic, that was slightly awkward!

    That’s shoot dude - hate to say it Stevo talks some sense - make the ferkers life’s hell for playing games, nothing to loose
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,954
    Sad to read of the families' troubles above. Been through the estate inheritance sort out scenario myself without any nastiness. Best wishes, and stay strong.

    Here's a dilemma to put it all in perspective (😊 joke). At work today all day on clients' property until got thunderstormed off at 4.30. Got home, sitting down doing some admin, realise there is a massive rip in the arris of my work shorts. Don't know when that happened. Could it be I was parading around most of the day flashing my bikini bottoms? Do I send her a message saying oops, didn't know, apologies for any embarassment? But if it happened after I left I'd be exposing myself for no reason... 🤔
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779

    I wasn't suggesting he shouldn't get anything and he may well be in the will, not being told about the event isn't good enough reason not to be included

    What I'm suggesting is that some people state that they don't want X to get anything so contesting that statement is wrong IMO.

    Anyway, I'm out as discussing something this personal online isn't my cup of tea.

    *wanders off home*

    Fair enough, was just trying to give Step an idea or two in case he needed them, but he's clearly up to speed.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    orraloon said:

    Sad to read of the families' troubles above. Been through the estate inheritance sort out scenario myself without any nastiness. Best wishes, and stay strong.

    Here's a dilemma to put it all in perspective (😊 joke). At work today all day on clients' property until got thunderstormed off at 4.30. Got home, sitting down doing some admin, realise there is a massive rip in the arris of my work shorts. Don't know when that happened. Could it be I was parading around most of the day flashing my bikini bottoms? Do I send her a message saying oops, didn't know, apologies for any embarassment? But if it happened after I left I'd be exposing myself for no reason... 🤔

    Maybe just warn her to be careful because you ripped your shorts at some point during the day and there might be something sharp she needs to watch out for.

    See if that gets a response.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779

    orraloon said:

    Sad to read of the families' troubles above. Been through the estate inheritance sort out scenario myself without any nastiness. Best wishes, and stay strong.

    Here's a dilemma to put it all in perspective (😊 joke). At work today all day on clients' property until got thunderstormed off at 4.30. Got home, sitting down doing some admin, realise there is a massive rip in the arris of my work shorts. Don't know when that happened. Could it be I was parading around most of the day flashing my bikini bottoms? Do I send her a message saying oops, didn't know, apologies for any embarassment? But if it happened after I left I'd be exposing myself for no reason... 🤔

    Maybe just warn her to be careful because you ripped your shorts at some point during the day and there might be something sharp she needs to watch out for.

    See if that gets a response.
    If he tells her that, he might need to make it clear that the rip was at the back of his shorts and not the front.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,419
    orraloon said:

    Sad to read of the families' troubles above. Been through the estate inheritance sort out scenario myself without any nastiness. Best wishes, and stay strong.

    Here's a dilemma to put it all in perspective (😊 joke). At work today all day on clients' property until got thunderstormed off at 4.30. Got home, sitting down doing some admin, realise there is a massive rip in the arris of my work shorts. Don't know when that happened. Could it be I was parading around most of the day flashing my bikini bottoms? Do I send her a message saying oops, didn't know, apologies for any embarassment? But if it happened after I left I'd be exposing myself for no reason... 🤔

    You been on @veronese68 curry and beer diet?
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  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    orraloon said:

    Sad to read of the families' troubles above. Been through the estate inheritance sort out scenario myself without any nastiness. Best wishes, and stay strong.

    Here's a dilemma to put it all in perspective (😊 joke). At work today all day on clients' property until got thunderstormed off at 4.30. Got home, sitting down doing some admin, realise there is a massive rip in the arris of my work shorts. Don't know when that happened. Could it be I was parading around most of the day flashing my bikini bottoms? Do I send her a message saying oops, didn't know, apologies for any embarassment? But if it happened after I left I'd be exposing myself for no reason... 🤔

    Are you sure the rip was there when you left the meeting? Could end up in the confusing situation where she either didn't see or notice said rip. Or she was just in a mood so thought "ha enjoy that too"

    @Stevo_666 and @homers_double No offence taken, both my sisters have a history of money grabbing or wanting things for nothing.

    My initial research was wrong turns out under Spanish law its split into three pots. one third between kids and parents, one pot they degree who it can go to, third goes to the widow.
    I'm not actually worried if I see a penny of it more wish they had the decency to inform me of his passing. Clearly I expect more of people than I should :D
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