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#1 Claus Stuhlweissenburg

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:48 PM

I was in the midst of getting my will together and my lawyer asked me what would happen to my gear in case of my demise. I know this subject was touched upon briefly when Chip Monk had passed but I was curious to know if anyone had taken any specific measures. I know my family would not have a clue as to the value of my gear or how each piece was to be used.
As far as I know I'm in perfect health and the main reason for my will besides the obvious is that the father of a friend had passed and had taken care of every detail in his will except for the Marine Corps memorabilia collection he had. It was always thought that my friend would get that but when the value of such a collection is worth over $200,000 a lot of family members came out of the woodwork. Bottom line is that his mother took possession of it and sold all of it for a fraction of what it was worth. Lesson learned.
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#2 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:52 AM

I recently have been thinking of this too. Obviously except for a house most of us have more money in Steadicam than anything else. I haven't yet made up a will but I need to get around to doing this. In the good ol' US of A the spouse can get all of the assets but without a specific will he/she has to go to probate court and get it all sorted out. A simple will fixes all of this for your spouse who has many other things to worry about than going to court and hiring lawyers for it.
I have left my wife with instructions to contact a friend of mine (a film guy) who will help liquidate my gear for her.

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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:32 AM

I have left my wife with instructions to contact a friend of mine (a film guy) who will help liquidate my gear for her.


I have done the same. as far as my lifetime supply of you-know-what...it'll go to the highest bidder.

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#4 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:41 AM

I have done the same. as far as my lifetime supply of you-know-what...it'll go to the highest bidder.

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What's the current highest bid? I'm sure I can beat it.

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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 06:51 PM

I have done the same. as far as my lifetime supply of you-know-what...it'll go to the highest bidder.

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What's the current highest bid? I'm sure I can beat it.

Josh

I told Ron I'd give him all of the loose change in my car. I've been parking at a lot of meters lately, so the current offer is probably about $1.37.
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#6 Joshua Harrison

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 07:08 PM

I withdraw my bid realizing of course that his lifetime supply of "you know what" is probably not good after Ron "you know whats"


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#7 geoff shotz

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:42 AM

on this very topic, has anyone actually used an online law service or document service that does simple wills? i have heard that you can very easily do so, i just would prefer a recommended service. like joshua, it's well understood that my wife gets all the cars and houses, okay, car and house, and the life insurance is in her name, but what happens with the assets could get a little weird with a father like mine. any references? as for the you-know-what, i leave my stash free for the taking at my wake! you guys are responsible for the tequila though!


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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

I did one with Legalzoom last year. It was inexpensive and quick. You have to have it witnessed after they send the paperwork to make it legal. Worth it for the peace of mind.
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#9 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:15 PM

I became a father this year and was given some good advise...
"It is better to have a bad Will, then to have none at all."

so even if you do a cheepo at home kit, you have something in place... and if you have that gear insured, your wife/family should have a starting point as to how much the gear is worth.
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