Sebastian was a gifted scientist. He was a researcher at a prestigious university and had recently established his own pharmaceutical startup commercializing some of his intellectual property. Seb was a smart guy, good looking, but like most intelligent men he didn't know his value.
He was dating Jane, a woman past the wall, somewhat remarkable but nothing spectacular. They lived together for only five months.
Jane thinks Seb works too much, neglects her. She ends it over text, comes over to their apartment to take her shit and appliances. She calls the police and suggests he's been violent and abusive.
We speak daily, I advise him to part ways, don't fight over the toaster, focus on his life mission, she's replaceable.
We go out for a drink and he's getting through it; taking his time.
A day later I'm informed he passed from a medical complication.
His brother confesses that the following night, after alcohol and an endone he simply never woke up.
One of the toughest days of my life was speaking at his funeral, I feel like I failed a brother.
I don't know how he died, but I know how he lived, he was a good man, a dear friend.
It's been almost 6 months and I think of him often. His mother invites me for coffee. She informs me Jane is now fighting for his estate, stating they did not breakup, statuary declaration and all.
He listed her as a spouse on his employment records, and she's now claiming his entire estate, his life insurance and Roth 401k.
His mother wants to reinvest his money back into his research, his life legacy. I've issued a statement and urged his mother to fight this.
We all speak of Briffaults law, but seeing this in action, even after you die is remarkable.
I advise all men here to sort our their trust and will with an estate lawyer and to never live with a woman who is not the mother of your children.
Friend has messy breakup, has a big night and never wakes. Girlfriend claims they didn't break up so she's can be awarded his estate.
Sort out your will and estate. Do not live with LTR.