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McNair left no will

In a development that really isn’t all that surprising (especially since yours truly has yet to create one, either), former NFL quarterback Steve McNair died without a will.

According to the Associated Press, McNair’s widow has filed paperwork to qualify as the administrator (actually, in legal parlance, it’s “administratrix”) of the estate.

In most states, the death of a person without a will means that his assets are divided between his wife and his children, typically with the wife getting half and the children sharing equally the other half.  McNair has four children — two with his wife and two from a prior relationship.

If McNair had prepared a will, he could have directed his cash, property, real estate holdings, etc., to go to whomever he wanted, in whatever amount he chose.

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23 Responses to “McNair left no will”
  1. mikecal645 says: Jul 16, 2009 8:46 AM

    It is surprising how many people have not/will not have a will drafted.

  2. Bob Nelson says: Jul 16, 2009 8:58 AM

    The government will get most of it in the death tax.
    Those commie liberals want to waste his money somewhere….on things like overpriced ” commie green stadium” in San Francisco.

  3. dailyminefield says: Jul 16, 2009 9:06 AM

    That’s ridiculous. If you have his type of assets you have to have a will otherwise estate taxes will take half of it. WTF is Bus Cook there for. His agent should have been all over him about that. Please don’t let this turn into a Michael Jackson fiasco and Mechelle please take care of the other two sons to that doesn’t turn into a mess either.

  4. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jul 16, 2009 9:07 AM

    I’m having all my stuff transferred with me to the afterlife.

  5. BrenstonBuckner says: Jul 16, 2009 9:09 AM

    I heard the tandem parasailing chair was bequeathed to his lovely wife..

  6. jharmon64 says: Jul 16, 2009 9:10 AM

    Any man with a family and no will…….you have to wonder.

  7. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Jul 16, 2009 9:15 AM

    Until a month ago, you were a practicing lawyer Florio, yet you have no Will. What kind of example is that? If you don’t get one, someone you don’t want to will get all your PFT shares and your Sprint phone.

  8. Skoal Brother says: Jul 16, 2009 9:20 AM

    What a dumbass

  9. BrenstonBuckner says: Jul 16, 2009 9:26 AM

    He left the Escalade to his Pakistan shorty…

  10. taxg8r00 says: Jul 16, 2009 9:49 AM

    Don’t mean to knit pick, but if you have a wife and/or minor children in most states you cannot leave your estate to whomever or whatever you want.
    In Florida, a surviving spouse is entitled to a life estate in the homestead and an elective share (basically 1/3 of the decedent’s estate). Minor children also have substantial rights in regards to the homestead and estate. So in short, you may be able to leave a portion of your estate to whomever or whatever you want but not all of it as you stated in the situation you outlined.

  11. Tiki's Barber says: Jul 16, 2009 9:58 AM

    LiveNBreatheFootball says:
    July 16, 2009 9:15 AM
    Until a month ago, you were a practicing lawyer Florio, yet you have no Will. What kind of example is that? If you don’t get one, someone you don’t want to will get all your PFT shares and your Sprint phone.
    I came to post something along these lines, but LiveNBreatheFootball hit the nail on the head.
    Florio, as a father and former lawyer, how can you not at least have a basic will?
    You go on the DP Show. Use LegalZoom or some other service if you can’t draw it up yourself.

  12. SB42everyyear says: Jul 16, 2009 10:09 AM

    He also left a whole lot of broken hearts and promises.
    I like you Florio, but you aint my “yours truly.”

  13. frox says: Jul 16, 2009 10:10 AM

    Florio – from one lawyer to another, are you a retard? How do you not have a will? It’s not a matter of leaving your assets behind but taking care of your children if something happens to you and your wife.

  14. -RoNiN- says: Jul 16, 2009 10:11 AM

    I call dibs on the ’68 VW Bus!!! Oh, and i’d like at least 2 1/2 boxes of those Lucky Charms.. and 3 cases and a 1/2 bottle of Pepsi Max!! Please and thank you!

  15. Football says: Jul 16, 2009 10:13 AM

    These people claiming that Florio is a moron for not having a will are retards. If you don’t have a complicated family situation (ie. you are married to your first spouse), and you don’t have any non-liquid assets there isnt really any reason to have a will.

  16. SB42everyyear says: Jul 16, 2009 10:23 AM

    He also left a whole lot of broken hearts and promises.
    I like you Florio, but you aint my “yours truly.”

  17. Ralphie says: Jul 16, 2009 10:24 AM

    Bob Nelson, that’s “Socialist Liberals”.
    Note that the current administration is taking their direction from the NFL salary cap: Their aim (like the salary cap) is “to bring everyone to the middle”. Level the playing field.

  18. OpalJelli says: Jul 16, 2009 10:58 AM

    I’m 27 years old, have no children, am not married — but I still have a will. You can buy software online or in retail stores that is really cheap to create a will, and then you just have to go to your local courthouse to have it recorded, if you don’t want to pay a lawyer. I used a lawyer, and at the same time I did my will, I did medical directives, durable power of attorney, etc. (for $350). DO IT TODAY!

  19. footballnut says: Jul 16, 2009 11:09 AM

    Nevermind assets, kids can get washed up in the system if no will is enacted…especially if you and your wife perish. Do you want the state to determine where your kids belong, thus having a family tug of war?
    Especially here in Mass were our government is so backasswards, who knows what these pinkos would do with my kids.
    Florio, how can you be a lawyer (practicing or not) and not have a will since you have a Jr.?
    I thought you’d be more prepared, seriously.

  20. boltschick says: Jul 16, 2009 11:12 AM

    I admire Florio for admitting that he doesn’t have a will. He’s secure enough in his greatness to admit he’s not perfect.

  21. east96st says: Jul 16, 2009 1:40 PM

    So, if you and your wife pass, where does Florio Jr go and who watches over his money? As a teenage boy in a band do you really want your kid to get all the money the second he turns eighteen? I’ve got three kids that don’t see any real cash beyond living and school expenses until they graduate from college with at least a Bachelors or they turn 25. 18 is not the best age to have a chunk of cash put into your hands. Beer, girls, and guitars will give him great memories but it doesn’t really set him up for the future.

  22. Maverick says: Jul 16, 2009 2:19 PM

    Correct me if I’m wrong……but isn’t “yours truly” a lawyer? For goodness sake, if ANYONE should realize the importance of having a will, it seems it would be a LAWYER!!
    As for not needing a will if you aren’t married an/or have children, even THEN I would think a person would want to dictate WHERE his estate should go – even if it is to the SPCA or ACLU (not much difference between the two) and not have your third cousin once removed – or worse the state – benefit from your demise.

  23. phillip says: Jul 16, 2009 3:47 PM

    who the hell is mike florio, at any rate, someone tell him there are a lot of unemployed comedians, out of work. So if he thinks going to jail is funny, and you dont have to worry about geting laid, i am sure if he was in the ranks of the unemployed, his sex life would be non and void, laugh on that thought, you twit.

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