He also told them that he was the beneficiary on Sly's IRA.
It took Ted not very long to reply
1. Please inform as to the value of the items in the trust and the retirement assets.
2. I’d like to call your attention to the attached letter, dated July 30, 2005, one of which was presumably sent to Jack and possible a copy to you, Primo. [The letter said something about Primo funding the trust from other assets to get each grandkid's piece to a certain amount and also said that Sly would be leaving a small bequest to both Ted and Jack.]
3. I’m disappointed that you failed to follow through on our father’s specific instructions, delivered verbally to you on Monday, June 8, 2015 in front of the lawyer and me, to “modify the trust language,” especially as Dad and Doris' Joint Living Trust, dated June 1, 1005 (of which I have a copy) was drafted prior to your second marriage and Jacks' restaurant business. I look forward to discussing this with the two of you and I shall reserve my right to contest the will in court.
Did you see that?
Ted is already threatening to take Primo to court and he is ticked off that even though Sly mentioned something about the will, PRIMO DID NOT DO ANYTHING.
1. Screw you, Ted. See you in court.
2. The letter does not matter. It was from ten years ago. If Sly had really wanted to make these changes, he should have put them in the will. Surely the Smartest Man in the World (TM) would know that all that matters is what is written in the will.
3. Again, screw you, Ted. First, Primo was not in the room when that happened. Second, even if he had been, he was busy taking care of his very ill father and planning his mother's funeral. And again, see the part about, "It is not in the will if it is not written in the will."
And then Jack wanted to know what happens to Sly's IRA when Primo dies. As in, does it go to me?
To that, I would say, "Jack. Sly and Doris lost $250,000 in your restaurant and have left $300,000 to your children. So basically, you have gotten over half a million dollars from them because money to your children is sort of money to you. You don't think that is enough?"
This might be a very unpleasant funeral weekend.