Are All Conditional Gifts Legitimate?
There is absolutely nothing uncommon about making an inheritance conditional on something else. Inheritances are frequently conditioned on the successor or recipient reaching a specific age or finishing from college.
What happens if a condition is controversial? Exist restricts to the conditions that you can set?
There are definitely limitations, but they vary somewhat from state to state. Normally, you can not force anyone to do anything illegal or inherently unsafe. But, what about making an inheritance conditional upon the heir getting wed. There does not seem to be too much questionable about that. What if the person does not want to get married? What if she or he is homosexual and lives in a state that does not enable gay marriage.
The point is not to suggest that you need to not leave conditional inheritances. Nevertheless, you must talk to an attorney about the limitations to the conditions you can set and the wisdom of setting conditions to control somebody else’s behavior.