Wills Trusts & Estates keyed to Dukeminier
Johnson v. Johnson
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Johnson, a lawyer, typed a document purporting to be his will. However, Johnson did not sign his name and it was not attested. At end of the document Johnson disposed another gift in his own handwriting, along with the words, “This will is complete …, unless changed or rewritten. Johnson signed his name. Evidence at the trial court showed that before Johnson wrote the handwritten portion, Johnson told his insurance counselor that he had a will that needed revising. Johnson also told his rental agent that he wanted him to witness his will but he never arranged a time to have it attested. In the same year that Johnson added the handwritten portion; his rental agent saw it on Johnson’s desk and asked if he wanted him to sign it as a witness. Johnson replied that he already wrote a codicil and there was no need.
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