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Wills, Estates & Trusts Law - Wills - Revocation - By operation of law - By marriage - Exceptions - Wills made in contemplation of marriage

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by a beneficiary, Dawn, from a finding that the testator’s will was revoked by marriage. The testator, Roy, died in 2012. He was survived by his spouse, Paulette, and two children from his first marriage, Shayne and Dawn. In 1997, Roy executed a will in which Shayne and Dawn were appointed as executors and beneficiaries of the residue of the estate in equal shares. In August or September 1998, Roy and Paulette began living together. In August 1998, Roy executed a second will which was...