When widower Michael died he left in his will (apart from a few practical things) a beautiful recommendation to his five adult children:
Treat one another and care for one another as I would care for you all if I was still alive.
Mona said that since she had looked after their father in the last two months of his life she had full right to get a greater share of their father’s savings.
Colin said that since Preston lived in Australia, apart from the occasional communication, he deserved little in the way of inheritance. He might as well not have existed.
Preston said that on the contrary; he may have lived in Australia but he maintained more contact with his father than a number who lived close by. Inez, for example, lived only ten minutes away from their father and never visited.
Inez said that as far as she was concerned Adele wasn’t entitled to any of the inheritance. We have watched her and her husband squander their life’s savings on drink, and I’m not going to watch father’s well-earned money get flushed down the toilet.
Adele said that she had been her father’s favourite and it was only fair that she should get father’s house. Besides, Mona’s oldest son was in rehab for drug taking. That alone should count Mona out.
Colin said Adele could buy the four-fifths of the house that wasn’t hers; he wanted the car.
Whatever… court cases are pending.