SB 8 Wills and decedents' estates; writings.
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Execution 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).

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01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/11/97 982907613  pdf

01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 12/11/97 982907613
01/14/98  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/98  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Civil & Property Law
01/28/98  Senate: Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)