By: Carl A. Glad, Esq., Partner Law Offices of Kurt M. Ahlberg LLC
Ghouls, Vampires, Ghosts and Goblins need estate planning too. If October 31st is the one day of the year you are available please stop by our office for some Treats and no Tricks. Here is an example of a Will we did for our friend Goody Basset just before her “trial.”
The Last Will and Testament
The Goodwife Bassett a/k/a Goody Bassett
I, THE GOODWIFE BASSETT a/k/a GOODY BASSETT, of the Town of Stratford, County of Fairfield, and State of Connecticut, being of lawful age, of sound mind and memory, and under no improper influence or restraint, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills by me at any time heretofore made.
FIRST: I direct that my Executor hereinafter named, notwithstanding gender, pay from the residue of my estate all my just debts and funeral expenses, and all succession, legacy, transfer and inheritance taxes, except those secured by mortgage upon any real estate which I may own at the time of my death, if any.
SECOND: I hereby give, devise and bequeath my cauldron to my friend, WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST, of OZ to be hers absolutely and forever.
THIRD: I hereby give, devise and bequeath my eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, tongue of dog, adder's fork, blind-worm's sting, lizard's leg and howlet's wing to my friend, ENDORA, of Westport Connecticut, to be hers absolutely and forever.
FOURTH: I hereby give, devise and bequeath any pumpkins I may own to THE HEADLESS HORSEMEN, of Sleepy Hollow, New York to be his absolutely and forever.
FIFTH:I hereby give devise and bequeath my broom to my friend VLAD the IMPALER a/k/a DRACULA, of Transylvania, provided he has attained the age of nine hundred twenty-five (925) years.
In the event my said friend has not attained the age of nine hundred twenty-five (25) years, then and in that event, said friend’s share of my estate shall be placed, IN TRUST, with my Trustee hereinafter named, as a Trust Fund for the benefit of said friend, to hold, manage, and to allow the use of said broom, as my Trustee shall deem necessary, in her sole discretion, for the mistreatment, torture, punishment and misery of my said friend. Said Trust shall continue for said friend until said friend attains the age of nine hundred twenty-five (25) years, at which time I direct that the Trust Fund created for said friend shall terminate, and the broom shall become my friend’s absolutely and forever or until he is staked through the heart.
SIXTH: I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my friend, MORTICIA ADDAMS, of the Westfield, New Jersey, as Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, to serve without bond.
SEVENTH: I nominate, constitute and appoint my Doctor, Victor Frankenstein, of Lake Geneva, Switzerland as Trustee of the Trust created in Paragraph FIFTH of this my Last Will and Testament.
EIGHTH: I hereby confer upon my fiduciaries named herein, the powers enumerated in in Sections 45a-234 and 45a-235 et seq., of the Connecticut General Statutes, and in all spell and books of magic as the same may be amended from time to time.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of May, 1651.
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