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  • Aaron W Saoud, Esq.

The Will-less Wonder: A Comedy of Errors Waiting to Happen

Hey there, fellow mortals!

Today, let’s talk about a topic that’s both inevitable and, for some reason, as neglected as a forgotten sock in the laundry – creating a will. Yes, that little legal document that ensures your earthly possessions don't end up in a chaotic free-for-all once you’ve shuffled off this mortal coil. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let's dive into the comedy of errors that is dying without a will.

Firstly, let’s address the elephant in the room – death. It's not the most cheerful subject, I know, but as the saying goes, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” And while we may not be able to avoid the former, we can certainly mitigate its aftermath.

Imagine this: You've lived a life full of adventure, accumulating treasures, trinkets, and a few questionable knick-knacks along the way. You've got your prized collection of novelty socks, your vintage vinyl records, and let's not forget your extensive assortment of cat-themed memorabilia. But alas, you've failed to leave behind a will. Cue the drama!

Now, without a will, your assets are left at the mercy of the legal system, which is about as predictable as a toddler on a sugar rush. Your beloved cat-themed treasures might end up in the hands of your arch-nemesis, Aunt Mildred, who’s always had her eye on that vintage cat-shaped cookie jar. Oh, the horror!

But wait, it gets even better (or worse, depending on your perspective). Let's talk about family dynamics. We all know that family gatherings can resemble a soap opera, complete with dramatic twists and turns. Now imagine adding a dash of inheritance drama to the mix.

Without a will to clearly outline your wishes, you're essentially tossing your loved ones into a high-stakes game of Monopoly, except the properties are your belongings, and there’s no “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Suddenly, Cousin Bob is convinced he’s entitled to your prized collection of Star Wars memorabilia because “you always said he was your favorite.” Meanwhile, your long-lost cousin twice removed, who you haven’t seen since that awkward family reunion in '99, suddenly reappears, claiming a share of the pie. It’s a recipe for chaos!

And let’s not forget about taxes. Oh, the dreaded taxes! Dying without a will can also mean leaving your heirs with a hefty tax bill, courtesy of the government. So not only are they dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of your passing, but they're also scrambling to figure out how to foot the bill for Uncle Sam. Talk about adding insult to injury!

So, my dear readers, let this be a cautionary tale. Don’t leave your legacy up to chance. Take the time to draft a will, no matter how young, invincible, or immortal you feel. Your future self (and your loved ones) will thank you for it. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get to have the last laugh from beyond the grave as you watch your carefully planned will unfold like a perfectly orchestrated comedy routine.

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