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testator

(feminine), testatrix
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
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Did the mother of the younger children influence the testator to provide more for her children?
In case of sudden death of the testator, the assets will be distributed by the court as per the will.
Addressing the impact of a potential bright-line approach where a will or trust would be invalid if the lawyer who prepared it benefits Garcia said that would be clear but it would mean facts dont matter and testator intent would be irrelevant.
Contract award notice: Purchasing developer and testator resources for analysis, Description and development of the development needs of the schengen second generation information system (sis ii) and its interfacing systems.
We call the person whose property is being distributed the testator.
However, a testator can change this order, specifying that some or all of his property should go to a particular heir, provided that he makes the statement in the form of a gift rather than of an ordinary bequest.
By requiring a testator to execute a will according to an elaborate protocol, lawmakers clarify to him or her, and to a court assessing the will's legality, that the words used were intended to take effect as a legally performative statement--that these were not merely conversational words.
Mihaela Moldoveanu, senior manager at the Dubai International Financial Centre's Wills and Probate Registry (WPR), said the eight-month-old registry's records show that the youngest non-Muslim testator in Dubai is just 23 years old.
The 2015 decision of Spence v BMO Trust Company (1) determined by Gilmore J in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the related 2016 appeal decision of the same name (2) decided by Justices of Appeal Cronk, Lauwers and van Rensburg in the Court of Appeal for Ontario, address this question in the context of a will made by a testator that excluded one of his two daughters from provision on the basis that the excluded daughter had given birth to a child fathered by a white man.
It may be prepared by the testator (person who makes the Will).
Indeed, wills are most frequently contested by beneficiaries who claim the document itself is invalid, either because it was executed without the requisite formalities or because the testator lacked capacity, was induced to sign the instrument against her free will, or revoked it in favor of some alternative disposition.
Florida law requires not just the testator to sign a will but two witnesses as well.