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Stepchild loses out under ‘mirror-image’ wills (access required)

“Mirror-image” language in reciprocal wills is not enough to keep a surviving spouse from diverting a stepchild’s inheritance, under a new decision released today by the Supreme Court of Virginia. When Arvid and Lucy Keith married in 1972, each had a child from a prior marriage. In 1987, the Keiths made wills that were “mirror images,” ...