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testator

(feminine), testatrix
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
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A testators intent, a professional rule and a prior case have made for a messy situation that has again landed before the Michigan Supreme Court.
Through our global network, testators will be able to conveniently verify their identity as an extra security measure to fortify their wills, which they register online in Dubai.
Legalities, testators, beneficiaries, and a few heretos, A party to the first part, what a load of "how do you do's".
As the costs and length of time commitment the testator is asking for increase, testators who have sufficient funds may want to establish a trust to provide for their pets or animals.
Finally, Gulliver and Tilson discerned a protective function in insulating testators from undue influence or other wrongful conduct by would-be beneficiaries, a purpose that the witnesses could also perform.
Cynthia Trench, Principal of Trench & Associates Legal Consultants, who has helped over 150 testators have their wills done at the WPR, said, "There are a number of high networth individuals from different countries, who have invested heavily in Dubai real estate, and have begun registering wills at the WPR.
testators frequently, I am afraid, cut off their children with the proverbial penny for marrying against their will.
Although some cases suggest that testators must have an accurate understanding of these basic facts, the more thoughtful judicial opinions simply require that the testators have the capacity or mental ability to know these things.
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).
Issues to check in the Testators Signingclause include:
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.
This protection is robust and hints at a supposition that testators value their relationships with spouses above any other human connection.