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final will and testament

The final form of one's legal will, which dictates what is to be done with one's estate upon death. We were all shocked to find out that John had been left out of Dad's final will and testament. According to her final will and testament, half of her fortune is to be donated to charity.
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last will and testament

The final form of one's legal will, which dictates what is to be done with one's estate upon death. We were all shocked to find out that John had been left out of Dad's last will and testament. According to her last will and testament, half of her fortune is to be donated to charity.
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last will and testament

a will; the last edition of someone's will. The lawyer read Uncle Charles's last will and testament to a group of expectant relatives. Fred dictated his last will and testament on his deathbed.
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Other Financial or Testamentary Changes in Which Beneficiary Had No Involvement
Richard II and King John are used in chapter 2 as case studies for the movement--handing down or handing over--from vertical tradition to lateral trade, an interpretation based on an understanding of a 'genre of participatory public performance' that Watt calls 'testamentary' (34-5).
The law favours giving people testamentary freedom, and thus generally allowing people to do what they want in their wills.
While there remain questions around how much should be awarded in probate disputes of this nature, the preservation of testamentary freedom is certainly a welcome judgment.
The biggest drawback of a testamentary trust: It requires the decedent's will to pass through probate.
to a deceased person's testamentary intentions in situations where there was no ambiguity on the face of the will itself.
Enforceability of Testamentary Forfeiture Clauses: Jurisdictional Variations II.
The beneficiary exercises his testamentary LPOA in writing (either in his last will and testament or a separate instrument).
(19) Arguably, the capacity test for entering into a revocable trust agreement is different than the capacity test to make a will or to designate beneficiaries on a policy of life insurance even though all have similar testamentary objectives and outcomes.
This can often be confusing to nontax specialists, who are generally aware of the need to name an estate or revocable trust but not a separate testamentary trust formed under that instrument.
This is because the new rules provide that existing testamentary trusts and estates that have existed for longer than 36 months and that have off-calendar yearends will have a deemed year-end as of Dec.
Inheritance laws pertaining to testamentary freedom, trusts (entails), and estate taxes that can divide, reduce, and reallocate family firm assets have significant effects on firm efficiency and survival prospects.
More precisely, successions law--and more precisely, testamentary successions law--casts itself as governed primarily by individual will rather than by familial duties.
of all states simply deny children testamentary capacity.