A death letter
June 20, 2012 2:50pm CST
Hubby and I started talking about what we wanted to happen when we die. The more we got into this the more we realized how difficult it was going to be to handle our affairs, just the day to day ones, if one or both of us died. Now we knew we could put some of this in our wills, but items like pension info, life insurance, bills to be paid, that come around only once or twice a year. How to take care of the Llamas, turn on the irrigation, start the tractor, which is old, all these little day by day things that we know and take for granted, but our kids, who don't live like we do haven't a clue. So we started a letter, we are still working on it. But it got me to wondering how other's handle this. Do they just die and let those left behing to figure out what needs to be done? Do you know if your parents dog gets a pill every two weeks? Little things like that?
2 people like this
• United States
27 Jun 12
Well, I am assuming you have a farm. I am also assuming your children don't want to bother with that. Now, if my assumptions are correct, then it should not be that hard. What you need to do is to will the farm to another farmer, someone who cares like you do. And just leave specific instructions on what to do each day until such a time that they can acclimate the animals into another routine. Now, any sale of the property or animals of course would have to go to the children. I don't see it as a hard thing at all. The best way to go about this would be to consult a lawyer.
• United States
20 Jun 12
I have been going through with my parents on what they want. We discussed bank accounts, insurance, 401k plans and things like that but not who gets what. I told my hubby him and I need to do that same but just about accounts and money. You really don't think about all the little things in life. Now you made me think of a lot of questions to ask my parents lol
4 Sep 12
I think most people that drafts their will would only put what are really important- those that needs immediate attention, I guess. But if you want to be very specific with all the things you will be leaving behind, you may do that too. Anyway, a will doesn't have any limitations on it.