Originally Posted by johnlives4christ
alpo, you said if he died without a will the court will decide who gets what. i've always been under the impression that if a man or woman dies, his/her spouse gets everything no questions asked if he/she didnt have a will. but no one i know has died lately either, is this not the case anymore?
No, this is not the case any more in America. Lawyers have hijacked the system. We can thank the rich folks in America for suing for their "share" of what was their parents after they had married someone else. ie Anna Nicole Smith and her deceased husband and rich bratty children. Spouses has no rights any more to their belongings. Oh, and wills don't mean squat either, as people will just claim the deceased weren't of "sound mind and body" and therefore wasn't able to make decisions like that. So it's all up to a judge now. You can thank lawyers for that.