Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
Unthank v. Rippstein
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Craft handwrote a promise to the appellee that he would make monthly payments in the amount of $200.00 to the appellee for the next five years, if he lived that long. At the end of the letter, he wrote in his own handwriting that he bound his estate to the payments and struck out the words stating “provided I live that long.” The appellee filed an action against the estate of the Craft demanding payments. The trial court ruled in favor of the appellee. The Court of Civil Appeals reversed and held that the letter established a voluntary trust.
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