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Thread: Is it possible to own something after you die?

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    If the owner ceases to exist, then their ability to own also ceases to exist.
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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am curious what people think about this question.
    The property belongs to the estate of the dead person.
    That estate is to be settled according to the laws of the state.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The property belongs to the estate of the dead person.
    That estate is to be settled according to the laws of the state.
    I agree that there are certain legalities.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I agree that there are certain legalities.
    So, I guess to asnwer the question, the dead person does, in a way, still own the property.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So, I guess to asnwer the question, the dead person does, in a way, still own the property.
    Personally, that is the part I am trying to rationalize. In what way? As far as I can tell, they no longer have a will (not the document) to exercise.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personally, that is the part I am trying to rationalize. In what way? As far as I can tell, they no longer have a will (not the document) to exercise.
    But they did have a will, and specified such through legal documentation. That's that. It's like any bit of property, if I sell you something but in the contract say that the property always has to be used for X (assuming X is a legal activity), that's that. Even after I'm no longer the property owner.
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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But they did have a will, and specified such through legal documentation. That's that. It's like any bit of property, if I sell you something but in the contract say that the property always has to be used for X (assuming X is a legal activity), that's that. Even after I'm no longer the property owner.
    A will means that ownership is transferred at the point of death. Even before the will is read, the person or entity that was named as the recipient of the property becomes the rightful owner at the point that the previous owner dies.

    The reading of the will is just letting people know what they have already gained ownership of.
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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personally, that is the part I am trying to rationalize. In what way? As far as I can tell, they no longer have a will (not the document) to exercise.
    The real property, as well as the bank accounts, etc, are all in his name. That makes it legally his; absent some legal mechanism to that effect, no one can simply take the assets contained therein.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The real property, as well as the bank accounts, etc, are all in his name. That makes it legally his; absent some legal mechanism to that effect, no one can simply take the assets contained therein.
    I know all that, but I am speaking philosophically here, not legally.

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    Re: Is it possible to own something after you die?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I know all that, but I am speaking philosophically here, not legally.
    Oh.
    Well heck!
    Then the answer is no -- because it can be philosophically argued that no one ever owns anything!

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