Good information. We didn’t do the $1 bit but put in a blurb about how it ‘should not be taken as a lack of our esteem’ but ‘having been given to understand that their resources are more than sufficient’ they will not receive a portion of the estate.
The only person expressly disinherited by name is my husband’s ex girlfriend. The major purpose of our will was to protect the minors.
My husband was never married to the mother of his child and it often puts us in a legal twilight zone. Dads with second families should be aware that their ex-girlfriends- while not having the same rights as an ex-wife- can still wreak havoc in the name of their child.