Dutch exclude in-laws from wills

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19 September 2007, AMSTERDAM (dpa) - Elderly Dutch people do not like to leave anything to the spouses of their children in their wills, according to a study published on Tuesday.

19 September 2007

AMSTERDAM (dpa) - Elderly Dutch people do not like to leave anything to the spouses of their children in their wills, according to a study published on Tuesday.

The study, conducted by the TNS NIPO polling agency among 1,026 Dutch couples and commissioned by Plus Magazine for people aged 50 and over, said one in four seniors want to leave money to their children, but absolutely not their children's spouses.

Inheritance law notary Piet Hein Peters said the vast majority of Dutch nationals request wills to be drafted that exclude the partners of their offspring from inheriting.

"Particularly people who worked hard do not want "strangers" to benefit from the family capital", Peters said.

Elderly Dutch couples tend to fight substantially less over money than younger couples. Among the elderly, five per cent said they fight over money, while 20 percent of young couples said they fight over finances.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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