No, don’t need answer fast, nor is this something I intend to do. It’s just based on idle musings during my day off. My knowledge of wills comes entirely from TV and movies, so it’s probably less than accurate.
Is it legal to use a will to compel changes in behavior? For example, can one stipulate that an heir must quit alcohol and/or drugs as a condition to receive the inheritance? Can one force a wayward child to attend church services in order to get the cash? Can a parent state that the child will not inherit unless he/she divorces a disliked spouse? Can an heir be threatened with being disinherited if he/she contests the will?
Considering how controlling and domineering some parents are in life, I wonder how much, if any, control they can exert after death.
And as a second question - anyone ever have this happen to them or personally know someone it happened to? Do share…