Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
Harrison v. Bird
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Daisy Virginia Speer executed a will and named Katherine Crapps Harrison as the main beneficiary of her estate. The original will remained with her attorney and a duplicate was given to Harrison. A few years later, Speer called her lawyer and told him that she wanted to revoke her will. Then the lawyer or his secretary, in each other’s presence, tore the will, put the torn pieces in an envelope along with a letter informing Speer that her will had been revoked. Harrison attempted to probate her copy of Speers will but the trial court did not admit it to probate. The Circuit Court affirmed the decision.
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