Wacky Wills

Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…” – Samuel Bratt

by Rania Combs

NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here.

cigarSamuel Bratt loved to smoke cigars. Unfortunately, his wife didn’t share his passion and would not let him smoke them.

Obviously bitter, Samuel Bratt used his will to get even. When he died in 1960, he his will left his entire estate to his wife, on the condition that she smoke five cigars a day for the remainder of her life.

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Rania graduated magna cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston and is the founder of Rania Combs Law, PLLC. She has been licensed to practice law since 1994 and enjoys helping clients in Texas and North Carolina create estate plans that give them peace of mind.

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