The 77-year-old curmudgeon lovingly referred to as “Old Man” on the “Pawn Stars” television show died last month, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Richard Harrison reportedly disinherited one of his sons.
news3lv.com’s recent article, “Pawn Stars' Richard 'Old Man' Harrison disinherits his youngest son” asks the million-dollar question: why did Richard Harrison leave his youngest son, Christopher Harrison, out of his will?
The will was filed in Clark County in Las Vegas, Nevada. It states that Rick Harrison is the executor of the Harrison Trust and Will. Rick is Richard Harrison’s son, who starred on the hit History Channel show.
Richard’s widow and his other son Joseph are named as the other beneficiaries of the will.
There are many reasons why a person will disinherit a family member. They may be estranged, for example, or there are maybe other circumstances, such as when the testator feels the person already has the means and isn’t in need of assets from the will. Other common reasons for disinheritance include when:
- The heir hasn’t supported or cared for the testator in the past;
- The parent testator has already provided financial support to the child;
- The testator doesn’t believe that the heir is financially responsible;
- The testator doesn’t support the heir’s lifestyle or behavior; and
- The testator failed to update his or her will.
In the will, Richard Harrison states: “I would like to express my love and affection for Christopher Keith Harrison, however for the purposes of this will I have intentionally and with full knowledge failed to provide for him and his issue.”’
Like the Old Man’s will, it’s critical to make the disinheritance in your will as clear as possible because this document is a personal statement that comes into effect after death.
In a statement, Rick Harrison said through his publicist: "The family had previously discussed this information and it is a private matter.”
Reference: news3lv.com (July 18, 2018) “Pawn Stars' Richard 'Old Man' Harrison disinherits his youngest son”