This is bittersweet for many reasons.
Most timely among them is that there are many assets for my father’s estate that are going to my deranged and paranoid ex-wife. I’m glad that my children’s caretaker is getting some money to take care of them. That’s the good part. The bad part is that the bitch still has my last name and is still cashing checks from my family despite treating me, her link to my family, so coldly and stupidly. I would think that she might realize that she’s benefiting from me even while she is torturing and exiling me from my family. That seems a little twisted, don’t you think? It is probably lost on her anyway. She was never a really deep thinker.
Something else about this aspect of my life is that my father died in 2015 and we’re still going through this, uncovering assets. My father supposedly went to great lengths to ensure that his death would be a trivial affair and things would be taken care of in a timely and humane fashion, sparing his loved ones any bureaucratic or legal burden. But this has turned out not to be the case. I’m sure he would be disappointed. And whenever one of these things is uncovered it begs the question what else is out there?? He tried to make sure that everything was in order in trusts and whatnot well before he died. It seems like even when you go out of your way to prepare for things the system will still fuck you somehow.