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Tag Archives: Wills & Trusts

SCV: No heightened proof required for word-processed wills (access required)

Although a short will offered for probate had no page numbers, separately initialed pages, or paragraphs running onto the next page, it also presented no evidence of fraud or alteration. Accordingly, it was properly probated as the decedent’s will. Background ...

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Important Opinions January – June 2018 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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Va. Cir.: Easement enforceable despite chain-of-title confusion (access required)

Even though the owner of a servient estate had granted it to himself as trustee of a living trust, his subsequent easement – granted and recorded in his individual capacity – operated as a partial revocation of the prior transfer ...

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SCV: Attorney-in-fact not liable for wife’s withdrawal of funds (access required)

An attorney-in-fact was not liable for his wife’s improper withdrawal from an account she shared with the decedent, but he was still liable to the decedent’s estate for money damages in the amount of funds he wrongfully deposited into his ...

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Will – Interpretation of Provision (access required)

Midgett v. O’Brien (VLW No. 017-8-110, 9pp.) (Lannetti, J.) Norfolk Cir.Ct. Case No. CL17-4956. Holding: Where the plaintiff-son and defendant-daughter dispute the terms of their mother’s will regarding a provision allowing the son to purchase his sisters’ shares of a ...

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