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From: J.A. Terranson (measl@mfn.org)
Date: Sat Dec 25 2004 - 11:52:05 EST


On Sat, 25 Dec 2004, Exibar wrote:

> His parents become the gardians of his estate by default (assuming he
> wasn't married or had children). His parents now own everything that man
> had while alive, digital and physical.

You don't seem to understand the terms "guardian" and "own". They have
nothing to do with each other. A "guardian" has a fiduciary
responsibility, *NOT* "ownership".

> Same thing as if I had died, my wife would inherit everything that I own.

Inheritance happens *after* the estate has been sttled by a *court*.
Often, this will involve a type of "guardian" an ("executor"), but almost
as often it will not. Until the estate is settled (meaning the court has
decided who gets to "own" each of the estate's component parts"), she/they
"own" *nothing".

Since Yahoo! has an explicit contract with the decedent which stipulates
that the contract is extinguished by the death of the box "owner", this
whole estate business is moot anyway - there is no longer an account to
intervene on.

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