Skip to comments.Millionaire mayoress leaves daughters $4.50
Posted on 04/26/2010 8:55:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A former Adelaide mayoress left her daughters just $1.50 each from her $3.5 million estate because she believed they plotted to kill her mother.
Valmai Roche died last year aged 81 and stated in her will that her daughter's should be left "30 pieces of silver of the lowest denomination" or 30 five cent pieces, the Adelaide Advertiser reports.
Daughters Deborah Hamilton, Fiona Roche and Shauna Roche were also left jewellery from Ms Roche's collection on condition they correctly answered questions relating to their mother's personal diaries.
Two of the daughters are challenging the will in the South Australian Supreme Court, claiming Ms Roche was "delusional".
Ms Roche's mother Dorothy Maude Haber was being cared for in a nursing home. Court documents do not reveal how or when she died.
Ms Roche also left "30 pieces of silver" for her ex-husband John Roche, who was Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor from 1975 to 1977.
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Well that just sucks mate.
Well that just sucks mate.
At the rate Obama is raising taxes, if the mayoress had left all her money to her daughters, and if they all lived in the US, then all they would have gotten was $1.50 anyway. Well, give it a couple of years.
Just 2 of the 3 are contesting the will? Does that mean the 3rd daughter is conceding that they were plotting to kill the mother? Makes you wonder what the story is behind this family? Probably Jerry Springer TV!!
Or perhaps she just decided that you can’t get blood out of a turnip lol...
At least they can go to Starbucks and cry in their coffee ...
The one who isn’t contesting the will might have thought her mother was a malevolent old bat and she doesn’t want her stinkin’ money.
I know I feel that way about a certain wealthy relative of mine that will probably kick the bucket within the next few years...
That's more than $1.50. All Australian currency coins are copper-nickel alloy.
Current price of a ½oz. silver bullion coin ex Perth Mint is $A17.02. so each bequest is going to set the executors of the will back $A510.
It doesn’t necessarily mean she was bitter. She could have been just realistic.
She has a right to do with her money what she wants. Think of all the other people she blessed with the money.
Yeah, and it’s because of that attitude that I ain’t leaving you nothin’.
I concur - it was her money to do with as she saw fit.
Interesting thing is although they are trying to accuse their mother of being mentally unbalanced, I don’t know that they’re going to succeed. The way the woman had her will written up shows a clarity of thought they will have a hard time contesting.
So she kept his title of mayor(ess) but left him diddley squat.
LOL. That is probably the case, but I couldn’t care less. I am not willing to kow-tow to a miserable excuse for a human being on the off-chance that she ‘might’ leave me some money. In fact, I wouldn’t even do so if it was a dead cert that she would if I did... There are some things more important than money, and unfortunately, she has never realised this, which is why she only has the company of people who are only interested in her because of her huge quantities of moolah...
I presume the divorce happened after her husband’s Mayoral career was over, therefore her being a ‘former’ mayoress is correct....
I am in a similar position.
Somethings aren’t worth the cost of your soul, including plies of money.
Sometimes it’s just not worth it... No matter how much money is involved, frankly. I could have contested my father’s will last year, but ultimately decided I didn’t want anything from him anyway — he was abusive and it would have felt like he had bought me off or something (at least that’s the view I have of my sister who (somehow) ignored what happened to us (or stayed in denial), and sucked up to him for everything. I was “dis-inherited” because I dared to stand up to him and tell the truth to the authorites - twice (once regarding him abusing my sister, and once regarding his neglect and fraud in relation to my mother’s medical care — he was found guilty of child abuse, and then later of elder abuse).
In my book I’d rather tell the truth than fight for something that in the end is meaningless. (Although it did make for some very hard times emotionally when he passed last year... my sister and I are estranged, and I don’t see any way to repair the relationship as she shows no indication of wanting to...)
Anyway, just thought my story may give you a different outlook on the 3rd sister in this matter.
AMEN, TC!!! Read my post directly below yours (and above this one). I understand EXACTLY what you mean! And you are right on target — sometimes it would be like selling your soul for riches...
It is tough, but abuse for money never removes the abuse. It is not worth it. There is a reason the Bible tells parents to not discourage their children. Abuse with a prospect of never being accepted causes estrangement. It is not always the children’s fault. How do you honor a parent who knows NOT what honor is?
I battle my bitterness, while forgiving from a safe distance. It is not easy, but worthwhile for my souls sake.
I wouldn’t touch one penny of his greed stained money.
That is how I think about it.
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