Can you make your heirs smoke to inherit your stuff?
I found this article on wills requireing hiers to smoke or not smoke in order to get their inheritance. In the first instance, a man cut off his daughter's interest under a trust becasue he caught her smoking. In the second example, a man who was angry at his wife's prohibitions on his smoking left his estate to her only if she smiked five packs a day. These examples are silly but it does raise the question, "What can we require of heirs in order to get their inheritance?" More importantly, we need to think about how these caluses can be enforced as a practical matter. To read more click here.
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