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Estate of Wright
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
637 A.2d 106 (1994)
H. Dudley Wright executed a will providing that Maine law would govern the disposition of his estate. The will did not leave any money to children from Wright’s first marriage (the children), who were the beneficiaries of trusts Wright had previously established. Wright’s estate (defendant)_included property located in Switzerland. The children (plaintiffs) claimed that they were entitled to a forced share of Wright’s estate under Swiss law. The lower court held that Wright was domiciled in Switzerland, but that a Swiss court would enforce the Maine choice-of-law provision in Wright’s will.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Collins, J.)
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