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testator

(feminine), testatrix
a person who makes a will, esp one who dies testate
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References in classic literature ?
Therefore, I note here, though it may not be at all necessary, that there are hundreds of Will Cases (as they are called), far more remarkable than that fancied in this book; and that the stores of the Prerogative Office teem with instances of testators who have made, changed, contradicted, hidden, forgotten, left cancelled, and left uncancelled, each many more wills than were ever made by the elder Mr Harmon of Harmony Jail.
He forged wills, this blade did, if he didn't also put the supposed testators to sleep too.
'Now look here, Bill,' he said, 'this isn't the way we usually do this sort of thing, and if the governor were here he would spend an hour and a half rambling on about testators and beneficiary legatees, and parties of the first part, and all that sort of rot.
A deceased person who has left a will is known legally as a testator, and the heirs of a testator have an unalloyed legal right to what remains of the estate after the payment of all the testator's debts and the execution of the will.
'Inheritance theft occurs when a person, such as a caregiver, friend, neighbor, new spouse or advisor uses his or her relationship with a person making a will, called the testator, to obtain or take money or property from the testator that the testator intended to leave to his children or other legal heirs that are the natural objects of his affection.
That is, a non-client who is a named beneficiary in a will has standing to sue an attorney for malpractice if the beneficiary can demonstrate that the attorney's negligent administration of the estate thwarted the testator's clear intent.
If a testator names a spouse as beneficiary of retirement accounts and life insurance policies but the will leaves the probate estate to the children, under current law the surviving spouse can still waive the provisions of the will in favor of the spousal share, disrupting the entire estate plan.
The third most successful grounds are for what is known as "rectification and construction" claims, where a clerical error was made in the drafting of the will or the person drafting it failed to reflect the intentions of the testator.
By way of quick review, in Carpenter, the Florida Supreme Court held that proof of a confidential relationship between a substantial beneficiary under a will and the testator (2) and the beneficiary's active procurement of the will, creates a rebuttable presumption that the beneficiary had unduly influenced the testator in the making of the will.
A: Legitime is that part of the testator's property which he cannot dispose of because the law has reserved it for certain heirs who are, therefore, called compulsory heirs.
The general principle should full inheritance equality while making room for the testator to opt for the legislation in force now, that is one share for women and two shares for men.
The difference between the two disposals is the fact that in the first instance the testator through a will cannot dispose the whole of his property to whom he wishes in excess of the disposable portion defined by the law.