You probably heard of Leona Helmsley’s will with a $12million trust for her dog and "In a truly remarkable will released on Tuesday, she stipulated, for example, that she be buried wearing her gold wedding ring, and that it never be removed. She also ordered that her tomb be “acid-washed or steam-cleaned” once a year, and made two of her grandchildren’s $10 million inheritance contingent on their visiting their father’s grave, demanding that a registration book be placed in the mausoleum to prove that they had shown up.
Perhaps wills are not really that subject to “goo public policy” considerations,
yet I get the feeling that they just provide yachts to competing lawyers trying to break them.
I know if I were dictator, they would be ignored, period. Death of rich people would be treated more like bankruptcy, where claimants would submit their claims in dollar amounts and a judge would do the math and pass out the checks.