HB 488 Wills and decedents' estates.
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Summary:
Exemption and revocation of wills. Eliminates the requirement of strict adherence to the formalities required for the execution of a will or revocation of a will upon clear and convincing evidence that the decedent intended the writing to be a will or revocation. This remedy is available only in actions brought within one year from the decedent's death and is available to excuse compliance with the requirement of a testator's signature only when it is shown that two people mistakenly signed the other's will or that a person mistakenly signed the self-proving certificate instead of the will.

The bill is based upon a similar provision in the Uniform Probate Code ( 2-503).

Full text:
01/19/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 983800296  pdf

Status:
01/19/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 983800296
01/19/98  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/98  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 2
02/05/98  House: Failed to report (defeated) in C. J. (10-Y 11-N)