Snakes on an intestacy


Garry Wise over at the Wise Law Blog  posted last week about a very strange estate: that of an informal zookeeper, Karel Fortyn, who ran a reptile zoo out of his home in Welland, ON. When he died suddenly on May 2, he left behind a former common law spouse, a fiancee, a brother…and no will. Because of the number of endangered and dangerous snakes involved, government officials are also involved. There are also crocodiles.

Having a valid, properly drafted will in place is important for all of us. Whenever anything in your life deviates from what would be considered “normal” – even if that doesn’t include pit vipers and boa constrictors – getting around to doing a will is even more vital.

You can read the CBC News article here.