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testator

(feminine), testatrix
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
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The content of wills generally concerns the transmission of material assets; however, wills also have a social component and play an important role in defining relationships between testators and the people and organisations around them (Finch & Mason 2000; Angel 2008).
Testators (a person making the will) will also be able to appoint guardians in respect of any minor children within their DIFC will.
These provisions have been widely criticised for allowing a wide range of claimants to seek a maintenance order and for the lack of clarity about which claims might be successful, creating uncertainty for testators as to whether the wishes they set out in their will about the disposition of their assets after their death will be respected.
35) Lawmakers and courts at least purport to view formality as a sort of necessary evil intended to realize freedom of testation by ensuring that only the testator's true wishes are put into operation, while recognizing that some testators will nevertheless trip over the formalities and forfeit that freedom.
The given attitude of the Lithuanian Civil Code directly indicates, that testators are free to bequeath their estate to anyone they wish: "1.
From my own experience attempting to find information on the origins of parties to marriage contracts, testators, and individuals whose estates were inventoried, I doubt that it is possible to determine the origins of as many as three-fourths of household heads in censuses before 1850.
46) It is also advisable to suggest that testators in unmarried relationships specifically name all relatives who will not be receiving anything in the will.
Just as Inuit testators resist straightforward celebrations of qimmiit as demonic or menacing figures of multiplicity, they describe specific dog teams as present in their memories, as collective figures evoking specific emotions for people whose everyday lives with them are likewise gone.
By using a formula adjustment clause, testators can specify that their estate should pass in a manner that will not result in any federal estate tax.
Public Policy and Antisocial Testators, 32 CARDOZO L.
We fear that the very complexities, costs and uncertainties as to whether the relief would apply may well act to dissuade would-be testators from embracing it.
Wills It is a principle of English law that there should be absolute freedom for testators to leave their property and assets how they would wish by will upon death.