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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

#20 They do not pay enough attention to their mothers

Dear John,

Is there any legal way I can make my children face up to their responsibilities and show me some attention?

Aged mother, Melb. Aust.

Dear Aged Mother,

Any mention of your will should do the trick.

Find a worthy cause to champion. Your lawyer will have a whole book of Charitable Institutions. My advice is to opt for the slightly off beat. My own clients have become very fond of a Donkey Sanctuary on the South Coast of England.

A word of caution: do not leave your money to your own pet. It is a certain death sentence. Unless, of course, your pet shows you no attention either.

Use a codicil, which is a short addition to a will in order to write out any particular offender. Alternatively announce that you intend to make a new will to shake up all of your children.

With a bit of thought your next Mothers Day could be a very special occasion, indeed.


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