NY NY - Mark Schwartz, 50, & Christina Petrowski, 48, Brooklyn, 16 July 2008

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  1. ckwood32

    ckwood32 New Member

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  3. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    I haven't heard anything about it. Not even on the local news.
     
  4. ckwood32

    ckwood32 New Member

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    There are quite a few articles out.
     
  5. kato

    kato New Member

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    Another interesting case.
     
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    kittykat1 New Member

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  7. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Wow, funny but sad that they held on to so much anger and resentment.
     
  8. GizzySmith

    GizzySmith New Member

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    I guess spouses know now [​IMG]
     
  9. tbthow

    tbthow Baby T is out of the hospital again : ) Strong Boy

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    :waitasec:Sad their families had so much hatered.
     
  10. Kiki

    Kiki New Member

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    Why not leave a positive legacy rather than spewing hatred? I don't know if this will is sad or cowardly. They should have written their family letters or told them these things to their faces so they at least had the opportunity to respond.
     
  11. bykerladi

    bykerladi Member

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    Yes, but those friends aren't getting the money. I believe NY does not allow holographic (unsigned) wills, so their estates would be devised under the laws of intestacy, which means it all goes to their children in equal shares.
     
  12. Synthia1021

    Synthia1021 New Member

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    So the husband says in a draft to his brother:
    "So, Robert, you have a choice, you can come to my grave site to say hello out of love or piss on me for not giving you money."


    then decides this:

    In several drafts, Schwartz lays out his wish to be outfitted in scuba gear "and cast over the side of a vessel into the ocean where my body may rest undisturbed by any person in the deep."

    So I guess now Robert has to tinkle off the side of a boat..

    strange bird!
     
  13. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    I think it's quite funny. I shall be drawing up a will, soon, too...just to make sure the people I do not wish to inherit do not! =)
     
  14. staticgirl50

    staticgirl50 Lurking,thinking,then sometimes, I post.

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    Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    Well, hey, when you're going through a divorce and soon to be ex is beneficiary...yeah...will be making some changes =)
     
  16. Parmenides

    Parmenides New Member

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    Truthful Lies, why be so full of hate (whether you personally or this couple)? So you die and head for heaven. The good Lord thinks about the prayer he taught us - "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us". He takes a look at your will and how vindictive it is. He thinks, "This person's dying act was to be spiteful and unforgiving. No way they can expect forgiveness from me."

    I think it is sad to use your last will and testament as a way of evening up scores. How much nicer it would be to use it as a way of healing wounds.

    I speak as someone who has been on the receiving end of this. Me, my brothers and sisters were cut out of our grandfather's will. Why? We never did him any harm. The reason is, I think, he resented the fact my late father (his son) did not stay in the factory like him but educated himself and got a better job.

    I don't care about the money (since his will was invalid for other reasons, it turns out we are entitled to our share anyway, but I don't really want it, knowing he did not want us to have any). I don't even feel angry or resentful towards him. I just feel sad that he thought he could use his will to "get his own back" as it makes it difficult to remember my grandfather with the fondness I felt towards him while he was alive.
     
  17. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    I think it's possible they just wrote these wills together as a "get-it-off-your-chest" sort of thing. Hence, no signatures or formal filing.

    If so, then poor things! They may have just been having wicked fun together and died with that left behind as their legacy!
     
  18. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From April 2012:

    http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2012/15/mm_schwartzsentencing_2012_04_13_bk.html

     

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