Last Will of Paul/Paula Procrastinator
First: I direct the Probate Judge to appoint anyone of his choosing to administer all property in my name and distribute it under the terms of this will.
Second: I direct that all my assets be converted to cash, all of my debts paid, including taxes, probate fees, administrative fees, and attorney’s fees.
Third: I direct that the first $50,000 plus one-half of my estate be paid to my spouse if all of my children are also children of my wife. If, however, I have a child by another mother, I direct that only one-half of my estate be paid to my spouse.
Fourth: I direct that the balance of my estate be distributed outright, and in cash, in equal shares to my children. If any child is a minor, I direct that his share be held by a guardian for his benefit. The guardian may be anyone of the court’s choosing.
Fifth: When each of my children attains age 19, I direct that his share be then paid to him outright regardless of his or her financial or emotional maturity.
Sixth: In the event that my spouse does not survive me, I direct that his/her share be added to the children’s shares under articles Fourth and Fifth.
Seventh: If none of my children survive me but my spouse does, I direct that the remainder under Article Third be distributed outright in the following manner:
- $100,000 plus one-half of my estate to my spouse.
- The balance to my parents, if living, otherwise to my brothers and sisters or their heirs.
Eighth: If I am not survived by a spouse, children, or parents, I direct the Probate Court to seek out my closest blood relatives and fully divide my estate among them in a way which gives an equal share to my closest relatives and their descendants.
Ninth: If no relatives are located, I direct that all of my property go to the State of Alabama.