locusdelicti wrote:elysiansmiles wrote:kalvano wrote:In practice, if anyone ever tells me "I have a deed to such-and-such property, but I haven't recorded it yet...," I am going to punch them square in the face.
"I just put it in my drawer/safe deposit box/never picked it up from my rich uncle's house, and forgot I had it. Come to think of it, I haven't been down to that land in [number of year required for adverse possession plus 1], so I might want to go check it out."
Old Man: "I want my daughter to have this house, but if she ever wears a yellow dress, I want my grandchildren's pet cats who reach the age of 23 to have it, because no reason, but if any of the cats have kittens, then I want it to go back to my dead daughter's estate. can I do that?"
Lawyer: "...you could just deed it to your daughter."
Old Man: "But the cats."
Old Man: "Ok, here's my deed. Take this but don't give it to my daughter yet because I still might change my mind, and I'm 95 but I don't have a will. Oh, and I described the property using hand gestures; I hope that's enough. I can't remember the metes and bounds, or my address."
Daughter: "GIMME MY HOUSE."
Cats: "GIMME MY EXECUTORY INTEREST."
Lawyer: "Kill me."
I lol'ed REALLY hard at this. I'm losin' it haha.