Can a Suicide Note also Operate as a Will?

Can a written note authored by someone prior to committing suicide also serve as the person’s Last Will? This question was addressed in a recent Supreme Court decision in which the deceased’s handwritten suicide note was discovered in her vehicle after her body was found washed up on the banks o…

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Can My Spouse Challenge My Decision to Exclude Him or Her from my Will?

In a prior post, it was discussed what may arise from a decision to exclude your children from your Will and so today’s topic will cover: What may arise from your decision to exclude your spouse? Section 60 of the Wills Estates Succession Act (“WESA”) empowers a court to vary the terms of a Wi…

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