Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Over an hour in the lawyers' place today. Very close to another
fairly major step towards getting my dear deceased's
affairs into some sort of order.
Now have to pay over $1,000 to court as filing fees. Aaargh! Just paid
several $k to settle SOME medical bills.
Hint: Unless you would like to leave your friends & family some awful
botheration in addition to their grief, for goodness' sake make some sort of will!
Even one of those fill-in-yourself things you get cheap at the Post
Office or newsagent.
I think banks will keep them safe for you too. There's a thing called the
Will Registry where you can record the fact you have left a will &
also where to look for it.
Don't put people through this, unless you have a score to settle with
them. After all, whatever kills you might be something like a car accident
or house fire or other event that leaves other people badly injured.
I was only in hospital for 2 weeks, but it took another 4 or 5 weeks
before I could even walk around with a stick, much less
search around the place for documents, organize searches for distant
family members, write to many different organizations, &c, &c, &c.
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