Who says romance is dead? A Valentine's Will

Who says romance is dead? A Valentine's Will

Who says romance is dead? A Valentine’s Will

by | Inheritance

When you are thinking of treating your loved one with a special gift on valentines day, you probably think of flowers, chocolate, a candlelit dinner…….  But what could be more romantic than giving your loved one everything you own?

Declaring to your betrothed that you have written a will and named them as your beneficiary might seem a little morose.  But after the initial shock has worn off, what could be more romantic than wanting to ensure that your loved one is provided for after your own death?  Preparing your estate in advance and planning your bequests will make your passing and their inheritance a much simpler affair at a difficult time.  A few hours work with a professional will writer or lawyer to create your last will and testament will mean the world to your loved one when the time finally comes.

Suddenly, the gift of a property you may own, or large cash savings, suddenly sounds like a thoughtful and expensive gift!  Which you don’t actually ever have to give in life…..

Why not go one step further and make a romantic gesture in your will so your loved one is reminded of you once you have died?  There have been a few wills in history that have made grand romantic gestures.  One of the most famous is that of  American comedian, actor and entertainer Jack Benny.

Throughout his entire career Jack Benny claimed to be 39 but he was 80 when he died.  He had a prolific career on stage, television and film and has 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame reflecting his contribution to each medium.  His reputation in life was marred by scandal, with accusations of infidelity.  But when Jack died from pancreatic cancer in December 1974, his true love was enshrined in his will.  His will stipulated that his long suffering wife Mary Livingstone receive a single stem red rose every day for the rest of her life.  Over 3,200 roses later, she passed away in June 1983.

What could be more romantic than that?

 

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