Wills, Trusts & Estates Law

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Erickson v. Erickson

The Facts

• T executed will on Sept 1, 1988, at which time he had no wife and 3 daughters
• T’s will left almost everything to D
• T got married to D 2 days later
• T died in Feb 1996

Procedural History

• Will was admitted to probate

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Estate of Gibbs

The Facts

  • Ts died in 1960
  • Ts each made the same bequest to Robert J. Krause
  • However, they had intended to leave it to Robert W. Krause

Procedural History

  • Wills was probated
  • TC awarded both bequests to Robert W

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Arnheiter v. Arnheiter

The Facts

  • T died in Dec 1953
  • T’s will was admitted to probate
  • T’s will  said that the executrix was to sell T’s interest in a piece of property and use the proceeds to set up trusts for each of T’s 2 nieces
  • She referred to the property as “304 ...
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Mahoney v. Grainger

The Facts

  • T’s residuary clause gave the residue of her estate to her heirs at law at the time of her death
  • The sole HAL at the time of T’s death was her maternal aunt, who was still living when case was decided
  • T had a friendly and cordial relationship w/ her ...
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Via v. Putnam

The Facts

  • T had C from first marriage
  • T and W1 executed mutual wills on Nov 15, 1985, each devising that spouses entire estate to the other w/ residuary going to C upon survivor’s death
  • W1 died
  • T married W2 and failed to execute a new will to provid...
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