It’s rush hour in Chicago, and a snapshot at two different menm, with two diferent lifestyles are destined to be in need of a will. Bill Gray is prepared, and tells how he wrote up his own will from a kit from a stationary store. Is that a legal will? Marge hopes she won’t ever need to find out about the thrifty legal document.
In the car crash, Bill meets up with Pete, and the two spirits talk about how well they left their dependants fixed up. Pete didn’t leave a will, both men thinking it was a no brainer to leave their estates to their respective wives. Visiting their families, the hard truth is about to make itself plain.
Mrs Parker immediately runs into trouble when she discovers the deed to her husband’s ofice building was only in his name. Though the bank accounts clearly go to her, the situation allows for his brother to inherit half of the real estate. A brother who the Parkers are not fond of, or can trust. The brother suddenly seems generous in his dealing with his half of the property, but is he? Mrs Parker soon finds herself saddled with the full force of owing taxes and other legal entanglements. The difference of a last moment will has made all the difference to the surviving family members, or has it? Marge joins Bill in the hereafter with an epilog that things didn’t exactly work out the best for her either. What did Bill and Marge overlook with their will?
The moral of the story, cover all your bases in making a will. You may not be as lucky as the twist ending that was instore for Bill.