Fun Facts About Estate Planning
Some fun facts about estate planning…
California became the first state to allow Living Wills in September 1976.
The “Will of Uah” is the oldest known Will in existence and was found in a tomb in Egypt. It dates back to 2548 BC and leaves all his property to his wife, Teta.
Historians found a Power of Attorney dated 561 BC in Mesopotamia.
The shortest known Wills are only three words long:
“ALL TO SON” AND “ALL TO WIFE.”
The longest known Will ever probated was 1,066 pages and 95,940 words and occupied four gilt-edged, leather-bound volumes. An English woman, Frederica Evelyn Stilwell Cook, holds this record.
A recent study indicates that 11% of Britons have their internet passwords in their Last Will and Testament.
Famous Americans who have died without a Will: Sonny Bono, Kurt Cobain,John Denver, Chris Farley, Howard Hughes, and Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1829, James Smithson created the Smithsonian Institute through a bequest in his Last Will and Testament.
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