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    It's all a bit crazy, but I don't see the point in writing out a will if it can just be overturned once you die.
    Especially if she's already given the woman 50K!
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    What does it matter? The woman's dead. I think she's more concerned about where she's going, than whether her daughter managed to get her money.
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    (Original post by Mad4footie)
    What does it matter? The woman's dead. I think she's more concerned about where she's going, than whether her daughter managed to get her money.
    The woman did obviously care otherwise she wouldn't have written a will.

    That is sort of the point of one.
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    What a stupid old woman, I really do think Ellen is a beautiful name for a girl.
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    80% of money above £325,000 should automatically go to the state, in my opinion.
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    (Original post by Sai4)
    What a stupid old woman, I really do think Ellen is a beautiful name for a girl.
    I really don't know how the granddaughter's name got brought into the story. On the 3rd page I think, there's a link to a letter written by the deceased woman to the executors of her will explaining why she didn't want her money going to her daughter, it's nothing to do with the name of her grandchild.
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    (Original post by Wednesday Bass)
    Agreed. As long as the mother was of sound mind when she wrote the will, the family and the courts have absolutely no right to overturn it.
    The courts I think made the wrong decision. If Bob Geldof's parents are still alive maybe they would be tempted to leave Bob out of their will.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)

    Melita Jackson, who died in 2004 at the age of 70, left her estate of £486,000 to animal charities, making no provision for Heather Ilott, her only child.


    Mrs Ilott, who lives in Great Munden, Herts, challenged the will and a county court judge ruled that she should receive £50,000, but she went to the High Court and asked for more.
    I was shocked reading this.

    She went from 0 to over 10% of the inheritance but then she went to a higher instance and they awarded her even more??????
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    (Original post by Teveth)
    80% of money above £325,000 should automatically go to the state, in my opinion.
    You ... socialist.

    I actually vote left but this comment is retarded beyond belief.

    Anyway, any smart person would just sell all their stuff to their kids for a penny or give away to charity before they die.
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    I'm sorry but the fact that she put it in the will means it should be left like that. It's what she wanted to do with her money and it was her choice. There is no law to say that money has to be left to their children.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Misread that title as naming the child 'baldy' - in which case it would have been totally deserved.
    I rarely ever laugh aloud at posts but you, sir, just made me do so.

    The main thing I felt when I read this story was forlorn that anyone could be so anti-Ellen. It's a name that's served me well enough for the past 25 years... :emo:
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    (Original post by Sai4)
    What a stupid old woman, I really do think Ellen is a beautiful name for a girl.
    I like you.
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    A stupid decision that would only lead to the opening of flood gates of litigation for numerous other cases that can alter a will. Hope the charities bring it on to the Supreme Court if it is possible.
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    A reasonable decision made, nothing more to say.
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    Ridiculous decision.

    Sure, it's a ridiculous reason to leave your only child out of your will, and I would argue that the mother is an absolute b****. But at the end of the day, it's no business of the courts to tell that woman who her estate goes to. Her choice. She made it legally and therefore should not be overturned. What's the point in writing a will if you can just change it after they died?
 
 
 
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