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Estoppel & Challenging last will & testament in NC

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in challenging a last will and testament, News

Will Caveat Issue: What if the caveator has already accepted property under the will he/she wants to attack? Does the Doctrine of Estoppel apply? Estoppel General Rule: one who accepts the benefits under a will is estopped to contest the will’s validity. Said another way: one who accepts the benefits of a transaction or under an instrument can’t turn around to take a later position inconsistent with that previous transaction/instrument. Estoppel Rule 2/Distinction/Exception: ‘One cannot be estopped by accepting that which he would be legally entitled to receive in any...

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