Posts Tagged "Deadman’s statute evidence"

Contesting a Will, but Which Will

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 in challenging a last will and testament, Contesting a Will

Contesting a Will & the Deadman’s Statute – ┬áthe case of In Re Will of Lamparter, 348 N.C. 45 (1997) The NC Decededent had a typed up Last Will and Testatment. Later the decedent wrote a handwritten codicil (Addendum) to that Last Will. But later, after passing, someone found an undated 8 page handwritten document purporting to be the Last Will. Did it revoke the prior will? So the typed Last Will was probated. Thus the challengers of that typed will, the caveators, said the handwritten will (holographic will) was the Last Will and should govern the estate. Problem/Issue:...

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