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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Category: Wills

Witnesses to Power of Attorney charged with murder!

The Kansas City Star newspaper reported an interesting story. A sixty-seven year old millionaire, Bill Van Note, was in the hospital on a ventilator after a late-night attack at his house. That attack remains unsolved. The man was rushed to the hospital. The daughter had… Continue reading

Can a person you don’t know end up owning your estate?

Yes they can. Look up Marilyn Monroe’s estate. She gave the largest part of her estate to her acting coach. She had become friends with him and his wife. She directed that “it being my desire that he distribute these, in his sole discretion, among… Continue reading

What are six common reasons for contesting wills?

A law professor who teaches probate and estate planning has listed six common reasons why people contest wills. Prof. Gerry Beyer’s paper is here. The paper also recommends a proper procedure for the execution of wills. It is worth reading. The six common reasons for… Continue reading

Do the Witnesses to a Will Have to Know They are Witnessing a Will?

Witnessing A Will Witnesses at a will signing attest the will. Attestation means the act of witnessing the performance of the statutory requirements to a valid execution of the will. Those statutory requirements do not include publication of a will’s contents or, for that reason,… Continue reading

BBC reports that 20% of Wills in the UK May Contain Mistakes

The BBC reports that the Legal Services Board (LSB), which oversees the profession in England and Wales, said 20% of wills contained mistakes. Apparently, anyone can set up a will-writing service but the LSB wants all providers to be regulated. The LSB reports systematic problems… Continue reading

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