Skip to comments.Elizabeth Edwards cut estranged husband John Edwards out of will week before she died
Posted on 01/05/2011 9:24:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Elizabeth Edwards cut her louse of a spouse out of her will - less than a week before she died.
The wronged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, who died last month after a courageous battle with breast cancer, left everything in her sole possession to their three children.
"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," the will says.
Edwards' eldest daughter Cate, a lawyer, was named as the executor of the will, according to Inside Edition, which obtained a copy.
John Edwards was not mentioned even once in will - though his work as a trial lawyer generated the family's fortune.
His net worth through courtroom work has been pegged at more than $25 million.
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Grab it all, kids. Don’t let the whore enjoy any of your mother’s possessions for even a minute!!!
It is all academic. John Edwards is the sole surviving parent of the two younger children and he was the one with the money, not Elizabeth.
John Edwards will probably sue.
Through the sad news of her going to her final resting place, I am so very happy to hear she was able to make sure that slime of a husband she had will receive no payola. Of course, Johnny Sleep Around is a sleaze of a lawyer. So he will probably find a way to get his paws on something.
Reported by the National Enquirer two weeks ago.
Since it was him who made the family’s fortune then he doesn’t need her stuff.
Yeah, whats he supposed to do with china, jewelery and silverware anyway?.
Good for her. He’s a schmuck. I am a care giver for my breast cancer surviving wife, tail end of battle year 1. I am a 3 1/2 year survivor of colon cancer stage 3. In sickness and in health is what we pledged.
Wasn't he married to her?
It's not like he's going to be left destitute, after all.
Definately two Americas in that household.
“John Edwards is the sole surviving parent of the two younger children and he was the one with the money, not Elizabeth.”
She at least made a statement, and the children can have her personal things. But I’d hope that, as half of a very affluent couple, she also had her own bank account(s) and investments (legally protected from John, to pass to her kids), particularly knowing she wouldn’t likely have an indefinite amount of time left to live.
25 mil, and all without the pesky burden of a conscience.
I don’t think money was the point of her actions. By cutting him out of receiving ‘china, furnishings etc.’ that he bought and wouldn’t want anymore anyway, she is stating her true opinion of him after staying rather quiet throughout John’s public humiliation. This final act seems to say ‘yes, he really is as bad as you all suspected he was’
“Wasn’t he married to her?”
He was a MINO (married in name only)
I don’t know the law in NC, but in most states you cannot disinherit your spouse. If she had wanted to do that, she could have asked for an quick divorce decree.
In NYS It is not possible to disinherit one’s spouse. What is the law in NC?
She may leave her personal effects to whomever she chooses, but her financial assets are regarded differently since they remained legally married at the time of her death.
Any FReeper lawyers from NC?
It takes a lot to destroy someone’s love and faith in you. I would think if you keep your vows, your love will survive even the grave.
John Edwards threw it all away and I don’t feel in the least sorry for him.
His wife didn’t deserve to be betrayed.
Edwards is strange in many ways, besides being an adulterer, but Mrs. Edwards was a piece of work, too. Both of them were the kind of neighbors one hopes to never have. I wish their children well, though it’s hard to imagine that they have escaped their parents’ dysfunctional ways unscathed.
I had low regard for her but may her soul Rest in Peace.
As for the scumbucket John Edwards, aren’t we fortunate we did not end up with him as President!
We’re so lucky, we got the Obamanation instead.
.... but just imagine if the Edwards soap opera had played out into the White House....
There’s always another ambulance for John to chase.
She should have left him with one dollar ... the traditional method of overcoming a “He/She forgot to leave me anything” probate appeal.
I agree with your view of Elizabeth Edwards.
She was willing to foist that SOB on the American public knowing full well what a POS he really was.
America was spared from both of them being anywhere near high office.
That doesn’t show the entire picture does it? If they were still married, John has access and control to all the money. Unless they divided the money before she died.
Plus community property rights if they exist in their State... her share will go to the children. Doesn’t matter if he earned the money... she was entitled to her share from the marriage and she can bequeath that.
It’s not like she has completely disavowed her “husband”. I have no doubt that she will still vote for him and for the liberal to socialist candidates he supports in every election over the next decade.
His name isn’t the only thing she should have cut out or off.
That little weasel needs a man to kick his ass.
I never liked her but a man does not treat his wife like that!
I think you and her are very lucky to be there for each other. God bless.
Don't know if theirs is a community-property state, but if it is, half of it is hers, no matter who "earned it". This could strip him of $12.5 million....not a small loss.
Six months from now, they’ll all be breaking bread together with the step mom. It’s the extended family & all will be happy.
I can’t remember where I read it but I did read that Elizabeth was very wealthy before she married the sleaze.
Dying bitter earns Mrs. Edwards a posthumous appointment to the First Wives Club.
He not only betrayed her, he left her at her weakest, in deathly illness, to die alone knowing that the man she built her life upon had discarded her liked so much trash.
I don't want to think about what awaits him come final judgment.
Maybe more than the china.... I think last year “they” hid a lot of their property and cash by transferring to her. This was to protect the assets from being lost by suits against the johnnyboy.
Or was that algore and tipper???? Is there any difference, its so hard to tell one slimeball scam-artist dem from another?