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arguing with hubby

January 31st, 2010 at 04:03 pm

It's been a fight-tastic weekend. Hubby and I haven't talked all day. We are arguing over our wills. He doesn't want to pay a lawyer to do it because he thinks it's a racket and a scam, but I say we need help making sure our stuff is in order. we have kids now, we need to make sure they are take care of. We need to have a clause that sets up a trust for the kids in the event that we both die. We can't do that ourselves.

It's not something I can do without him, or I would have. I'm just so tired of arguing with him over this kind of adult stuff. He has no problem dropping $2,000 on a ski trip, but try to spend that on a will and it's a fight.

6 Responses to “arguing with hubby”

  1. Analise Says:

    You are right about needing a will, especially with your two little ones. One of the most important questions: who do you want to take care of your children if something happens to you both?

    Maybe you could ask around for a reference. A good lawyer is worth the fee and can ensure your paperwork is in order. You can also negotiate the fee in advance. Some law offices have paralegals that assist with wills and an attorney then verifies it.

    Good luck. Hope you kiss and make up soon.

  2. thriftorama Says:

    I have an old friend who is an estate lawyer. I thought I might start there.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Shop around. We had ours done because the people we wanted to have our children were in a different Province and apparently some provinces don't want to let children go. Recently we redid the will and I called three law firms. Prices ranged from $400 to $1,000 for two wills + two power of attorneys (financial) + two power of attorneys (medical). I am so glad we spent the money.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    The problem with wills is that they are "easy to do" at face value. Thing is, you don't know until it's too late if there are mistakes, etc. A will is something I refused to scrimp on, once we had kids. In my line of business I see too many of the "mistakes" since we deal with death/estates, etc. Hiring a *good* lawyer is very important. Anything else is penny-wise/pound-foolish. (I know I am preaching to the choir, but if I can add anything persuasive...)

  5. whitestripe Says:

    hmmm, DF and I still haven't done ours. every time we visit the bank our loan manager says 'so you've done your wills, yeah?' Frown

  6. debtfreeme Says:

    Does your husbmad know that an improperly executed will could leave the surviving spouse or children destitute and finacially not able to care for themselves? It could leave the children with someone you may not want? Does he understand that this is for the future protection of your family so ANY money spent is a better investment than doing it yourself?

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