Mobile bumpers: Do you have a will?
Warning - This is very sad - It made me cry, and I am fairly certain the pg hormones had nothing to do with it
My co-worker's neighbhour unexpectedly passed away last Friday. He was 32 and seemed compltely fine. He started complaining to his wife about having difficulty breathing, but by the time the ambulance got there, he was already gone. There was nothing they could do.
He is leaving behind his wife, their 2.5 year old, and an unborn child (wife is 12 weeks pregnant). They were both from China, and the wife wants to move back there to be with family, but she needs to sort things out here first. Which is where the importance of a will comes into play (my co-worker's neighbhour didn't have one)
In this province, if you pass away and don't have a will, 1/3 of what you have goes to your spouse and the remaining 2/3 go to your children. Everything they owned, they owned together: the house, the joint bank account, etc. That means that part of it now belongs to the kids and the wife can't do anything with it (like put the house on the market). It's a pretty big mess that will likely take months to clear up, and I just can't imagine having to deal with that on top of the sudden loss of my husband, especially with family being so far away.
This whole story just breaks my heart and I don't want to imagine what it'd be like if it were me instead of my co-worker's neighbhour. There's obviously nothing we can do to prevent the unpreventable, but this has really opened my eyes to the necessity of writing up our wills as soon as possible.