Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
Bongaards v. Millen
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Jean Bongaards was the life tenant of a trust established by her mother. The trust consisted of a 1.4 million apartment building. had the power to terminate the trust at any time during her life and the corpus would have been paid to her. Ten days before her death, Jean appointed the trust remainder to her sister Nina. Bongaard’s specifically disinherited her husband in her will. Bongaard’s husband petitioned the court to include the trust property in his wife’s estate.
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