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Son Permitted to Present Evidence of Will's Validity

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 13, 2020

By Harry S. Margolis

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A recent decision by the Massachusetts Appeals Court demonstrates the importance, though not absolute necessity, of having your will notarized. In the case In the Matter of the Estate of John J. King (Mass. App. 19-P-1210, September 2, 2020), the Appeals Court overturns a probate court decision rejecting a will that was not notarized, ruling that it should have allowed the presentation of additional evidence as to the will's validity.

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Topics: will in massachusetts, will, intestacy

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