The problem occurred when the woman’s sister died before her leaving the woman the sister’s land and cash. The woman did not revise her Will after her sister’s death. When the woman died her brother, as the sole beneficiary under her Will, claimed that property the woman inherited from their sister should be given to him even though it wasn’t listed in the Will.
This case illustrates the risks of using a do-it-yourself Will. The woman thought she was being very detailed and very careful. Unfortunately she did not understand some of the important elements that should be in every Will.
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