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testament

Originally, an instrument that provided for the disposition of personal property after death.Today,it is simply another word for a will,as in “last will and testament.”

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In either situation, the focus for the trial court will be that the challenged will does not constitute a departure from a prior testamentary plan.
An equal sensitivity to the theatricality of testament and to the testamentary structure of drama enables Watt to offer a fresh way of seeing both the ecology of the theatrical event and the several interconnected agents, active and passive, in the human action of making and marking will.
Another time that a condition on a testamentary gift might not be enforced is if it is a "condition subsequent"--a condition that is sought to be imposed after the gift is already received.
The Supreme Court also reiterated the importance of testamentary freedom - individuals should be free to decide what ought to happen to their assets on their death without too much interference by the state.
A testamentary trust technically doesn't come into existence until the client's death.
To support her contention that the deceased's testamentary motivations were discriminatory, Verolin also relied on the evidence of Imogene Parchment ("Imogene"), a long-term friend of the deceased.
Typical testamentary forfeiture clauses seeking to prevent these types of claims therefore provide that anyone who challenges the will forfeits any interests received under it; if the contestant is successful, the court invalidates both the will and the forfeiture clause.
The terms of the trust confer upon the beneficiary a testamentary limited power of appointment (LPOA).
(2) Following a three-day trial, at which a recognized psychiatrist offered his forensic opinion that Fred was thought disordered and psychotic on the date the will was made, the Honorable Jerome Eckrich held that Fred possessed testamentary capacity and that his will was not the product of undue influence.
To illustrate these issues, consider a typical trust formed under a will for an heir, for example, a parent's will setting up a testamentary trust for a child.
1, 2016, all existing or subsequently created testamentary trusts will be subject to tax at the top federal tax rate, subject to two exceptions.
Judge Nicholas Strauss QC ruled that although Mrs Walker's mental powers had declined considerably by the time she signed the will, this had not impaired her 'testamentary capacity.' Mr Weston said: "This was a very sad case, not to mention a very complicated and long-running one.