Friday, June 14, 2024

Chronicles of Twatrick: Patrick back in the Lloyd?

After checking my archives for references to the aforementioned Chevy Avalanche parked in the driveway at Casa Ross:

it is entirely possible that that is, in fact, Patrick's ride these days, as a close-up of the back reveals a small silver sticker that, upon further examination, is a "Transformers" logo, and one imagines that Patrick is the only one of his siblings classless enough to be a 40-something that would pimp out his ride with cartoon characters meant to appeal to 8-year-olds.

In any event, if that is indeed Patrick, that inspires a number of thoughts. First, it would make it so much easier to serve him so I am making a note for my next process server to try there first. But there is a potentially much bigger issue here.

If Patrick is simply living there, that means that property is not going on the market, and that might be causing some friction between Patrick and the rest of the Ross clan, who might be itching to sell it so they can share in the proceeds.

Another possibility (which I have mentioned before) is that perhaps that gaggle of hillbillies has some sort of arrangement wherein Patrick gets the house, while the rest of them get larger shares of the rest of the inheritance. That would be very interesting since, if the house has been quietly handed over to Patrick in any legal way, I would absolutely have a claim to the property to settle Patrick's relentlessly increasing debt to me.

I think perhaps it's time for lawyers to get involved to clarify what is happening here. Who knows? I might end up owning a house in Lloydminster. Only one way to find out.

STAY TUNED: While I will have my monthly "Happy interestversary" post next week, I will let y'all in on other upcoming developments in that post.


RossOwesDay said...

Someone is regularly mowing the lawn at Ken's house. It could be a certain obese loser sweating through his Oilers jersey as he pushes a lawnmower around.

Anonymous said...

Would you have any claim on the house if that family made a private arrangement to let Patrick continue to live there in exchange for Patrick giving everyone else a larger share of the rest of the inheritance? Is that legal?

CC said...

(Man, some of you people keep weirder hours than I do.)

Anon @ 3:42 AM: I have addressed this issue before. What matters is what the will says, that is the definitive legal document as to who owns what. It takes effect at the moment of passing, and nothing people do afterwards can change what Patrick is deemed to have inherited.

This is important since, as Patrick is still an undischarged bankrupt, whatever he inherited would be considered "after-acquired assets" and would normally have to be declared to (and handed over to) his bankruptcy trustee.

I will have more to say about this in a few days but if Patrick thinks he is off the hook just by moving into that property with the blessing of the rest of his family, he may be in for an unpleasant surprise, legally speaking.