Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards leaves John Edwards out of her will
Posted on 01/06/2011 7:15:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children and made not a single mention of her philandering husband John in the will she signed just days before her death.
Edwards lost her six-year battle with breast cancer on Dec. 7 and, in a last will and testament dated Dec. 1, made clear that her three children - and, by omission, not John Edwards - were to be the beneficiaries of her estate.
The former vice presidential candidate and North Carolina senators name appears nowhere in the will.
All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children, Edwards said in a copy of the document.
Edwards also stipulated that if she was the only surviving parent of her minor children Emma Claire and Jack at her time of death, she wanted 28-year-old Cate to be their guardian.
Elizabeth and John Edwards separated in early 2010 after he admitted to fathering a child in an extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter.
Though some reports suggested that the two became closer during Elizabeth Edwards final days, John was noticeably silent at Edwards funeral.
John Edwards has problems.
He may go to prison for using campaign funds to pay off and hide his whore.
Be fun to maybe have one of his prison buds scalp him.
Pretty, I’m so pretty.
I’d read elsewhere that eldest daughter Cate will barely speak to her father, and when she does, the language is ‘colorful’. So I don’t think she’s going to be very cooperative with him... especially if he somehow decides to run for an office again.
THAT’S going to leave a mark!
Who in their right mind would have expected Elizabeth Edwards to leave her slimeball husband anything??? No story here, IMO.
Karma, John, karma..... =.=
Her wealth is largely from her husband’s ambulance chasing and leftist pandering. His channeling of dead babies for juries went beyond slime.
No one deserves to die of cancer but I refuse to look at her as anything more than a willing participant in her husband’s less than moral life. That he turned around and cheated on her should have come as no shock to her.
Anyone wonder how many other politicians in DC and elsewhere are doing the same thing? Power makes these slimes think they’re God’s gift to the world. IMO, the majority of them think they can get by with anything including bilking the American people out of billions with their lying and thieving.
I was frankly shocked to hear that she just took him out of the will weeks before her death! I would have thought that would have been the first thing she did, after she found out about his girlfriend.
Probably not his first girlfriend.
How can you take your husband out of the will, they never divorced. Sounds like it was more of a symbolic gesture than anything.
Bad reporting, poor editing, or bad will writing? "She was the only surviving parent?" Did the silky pony have a sex change operation? Were the children not his? Or does the author assume that we're up on the family context here?
And no mention of Johnny in the will? IANL but implied slights by omission sure don't sound like the stuff that stands up to a challenge. Seems to me that if Elizabeth wanted to breach parental and spousal rights - albeit deserved - she needed to be explicit and on the record in a legally binding document.
Was she that poor of a lawyer or do we not have the full story?
I don’t think the Silky Pony is going to be dumpster diving anytime soon over Liz’s will.
That is just the will which in 2010 allowed her to give away 5+ million without taxation.
I’m sure there are some trusts and foundations out there to transfer the rest of her estate.
She must have been worth 70 million or so based on the massive fortune the Edwards had.
Funny thing: in New York State, John Edwards would be entitled to half of everything, regardless of what the will said. Married people cannot write their spouse out of their wills (unless that law has been changed in the past 10 years or so).
So Politico is a gossip column now?
This is basic estate planning and only affects property that is SOLELY hers. Sometimes you want things to go to specific beneficiaries, like kids, and skip someone who is either 1) well off, or 2) subject to collection by creditors.
Is John Edwards either 1 or 2 above? Who knows? Maybe they agreed that was best. It’s their decision for their reasons and to impute anything else into it is just plain sick.
Shame on the author and the poster of this gossip column.
Damn, never thought I’d be defending the Edwards. That’s how low I think these colums are.
There was a perfectly obvious reason for Mrs. Edwards to have bequeathed her estate directly to her children and it would have met with her husband's complete co-operation.
Since there are children, as I recall, New York law would entitle him to 1/3. No children, 1/2.
The real scandal is not John Edwards, the scandal is that the media knew and covered it all up when they thought he was their number one commie for president.
We don’t have the full story. But never let that stop a stupid gossip columnist from writing gossip, or unthinking FReepers from posting it.
But to clarify one thing: She (Mrs. Edwards) was alive when she wrote the will, and COULD have outlived John (people get hit by cars). In that case, SOMEONE needs to be named a guardian. So the clause is probably correct.
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