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testator

(feminine), testatrix
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
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A will may also create a testamentary trust that is effective only after the death of the testator.
The signed wills will be safely stored in their electronic format for the remainder of the lifetime of the testator at the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry.
The testator must not be of Muslim faith, must be over the age of 21 years and have assets situated in Dubai.
2% Inheritance and Gift Tax 2-3% or 4-5% ** Sales Tax on Real 2-4% Estate and Rights * includes computer software and hardware ** 2-3% for the taxpayer in the 2nd order of succession and 4-5% for the taxpayer in the 3rd order of succession or not related to the testator
Australia, and England and Wales) seeks to deter people from avoiding their family responsibilities and allows for contest of distributions on the basis that the testator did not adequately provide for their dependents (NSW Law Reform Commission 2005).
Concern over possible legal challenges spurs some estate planning attorneys to recommend videotaping a will signing as a way to create evidence that can be played at a trial to a judge or jury to demonstrate that the testator had testamentary capacity at the time of the will signing," he explains.
To prepare a valid DIFC will, she said: "The testator must be non-Muslim and aged 21 and above.
The Bill also allows a person to relinquish their rights to make a future claim for family maintenance on a deceased estate, which is expected to be of particular benefit when property is difficult to distribute, such as farms, and families want to agree on succession arrangements while the testator is still alive.
A In order to be valid, both will and codicil must be signed by the testator and by two witnesses who must both have been watching when it was signed.
Fall back on the assumption that the true the purpose of creating a dying patient changes the heirs and creditors' rights belong to the property of the testator and it is the absence of heirs to the patient and the absence of debt due to him; the cause of death is bound to make changes to the rule and is a true gift.
39) Other courts echo this sentiment, claiming that the formal requirements "are not intended to restrain or abridge the power of a testator to dispose of his property.
In contrast to an official will, "asmeninis testamentas" is written up in hand by the testator indicating the first name and surname of the testator, the date (a year, a month, a day) and place where the will was made, expressing the true intent of the testator and signed by him" (The Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, 2011).