Wills, Trusts, and Estates
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Direct declarations of a testator's intent, however, are generally inadmissible in
all probate proceedings. Id.; 4 Page on the Law of Wills $32.9 (Bowe-Parker ed.
1961). The defendant argues that even though his notes of his meeting with the ...
Some states found the illusory transfer test itself illusory and adopted instead an
intent to defraud test. In determining whether the decedent intended to defraud
his surviving spouse of her elective share, some look for subjective intent. Others
We are faced with a situation wherein we must choose between carrying out the
intent of deceased testators or giving a strict and rigid construction to a statute
which thwarts that intent. In the Bedinger case there is no doubt but what the