For a humorous look at estate planning, the July 2, 2009 edition of the London Times' online blog Money Central has an article entitled "10 Strangest Will Bequests Ever." Among the bequests mentioned are:
Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek): Ordered that his ashes be blasted into space on a satellite and distributed as it orbited the earth.
Charles Vance Miller: Left three men -- who were known to despise each other -- joint lifetime tenancy in Millar's Jamaican holiday home.
Samual Bratt: Left $30,000 to his wife who never allowed him to smoke on the condition that she smoke five cigars a day.
Juan Potoachi: Left 200,000 pesos to a Buenos Aires theater provided his skull be preserved and used as Yorick (the deceased court jester) in Hamlet productions.
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Henry (Hank) Moravec is a partner at Moravecs, A Professional Law Corporation, in San Marino, California. He focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Administration, Beneficiary and Trustee Representation, Tax Law, and Nonprofit Law. He represents clients throughout Southern California and his office is conveniently located for clients in the Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. The firm website is http://www.moravecslaw.com/