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Interesting Developments In Inheritance Laws

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Tag Archives: Execution of will

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property?

Can an Ex-spouse Accidentally Inherit Property? Possibly. I’ve previously written that a divorce voids any will provision in favor of  an ex-spouse or his/her family. EC123.001(b), 201.001. If a new will is executed giving the ex-spouse property after the divorce or if the provision in… Continue reading

Are You Courting Death When You Write a Will?

Apparently, some people in Tanzania think that you are. The Tanzania DailyNews in an article published July 21, 2013 reported that some people believe that if you write a will it is like courting death. Even though problems will arise if you don’t have a… Continue reading

Is a will written on a tablet computer valid?

The Chronicle-Telegram reported that an Ohio judge admitted to probate a will written and signed on a tablet computer (Samsung Galaxy tablet.)  The testator was at the hospital and did not have paper or a pen. After he died, the family printed out the will… 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

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