VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court has overturned the will of a man who left all of his assets to his only son, neglecting his four daughters.
Justice Wong of the B.C. Supreme Court in Penticton says the will must be judged by contemporary moral standards and, in that respect, William Werbenuk failed in being fair to the four women.
Werbenuk, who died in 2008 at the age of 86, left behind several estates, farmland in Saskatchewan and a valuable violin collection.
Wong says in his ruling that the father, who terrorized his daughters and made them wash his feet, ought to compensate them and he ordered the inheritance to be divided among the five children.
In the dying man's will, he wrote that his son had looked after him for a long time and deserved his inheritance.
The ruling orders the son to return the guns and tools given to him by his father and for those assets to be divided among the siblings, as well.
While the guy sounds like a complete ass..... the judge's justifications for changing his dying will are imo, completely unfounded.
Last I checked, those things in his will are his property..... or was..... but at the time of the will, they were his property and he and anybody else should have full right to dictate what happens to his assets after they die.
If I decided in my will to have all my belongings and assets burned or tossed in the trash, I should damn well expect that to happen..... if I just want to give all my stuff to one person, the same should apply.
If they didn't get anything and their father didn't want to hand them over one single thing, regardless if they saved his life every single day, there is no legal obligation to entitle them to any of his stuff or to complain his decision was unfair..... it's not their sh*t and it never was.
And I would think the judge should clearly explain what "Contemporary Moral Standards" is exactly, since he used such a subjective claim to justify his final ruling.
To put it simply..... the Judge felt sorry for the daughters and personally felt the will was unfair, so he took it upon himself to waive a dead man's last wishes so he can feel good about himself....... it had nothing to do with the law.
So now I know one other thing I need to add to my will:
To add at the end of my will, that if any one thing is changed in my final requests or not carried out as expected..... I shall forever haunt the asses of everyone involved in changing my last requests until they carry out what I originally wanted...... and by gum, I know how to do it too.
"......in that respect, William Werbenuk failed in being fair to the four women."
^ Who the hell ever said it had to be fair?