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Handwritten document treated as decedent’s will (access required)

Petitioners have established by clear and convincing evidence that the decedent intended an unwitnessed  document handwritten by another but signed by the decedent to constitute her will. Background About a month before she died, Watkins, the decedent, signed a document handwritten by Barrett, who was the decedent’s “trusted financial advisor.” The document provided that it was the ...