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Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries

Discover the special rights regarding the testator's estate afforded to certain beneficiaries, including a surviving spouse's right to support and an elective share, the omitted spouse doctrine, and the omitted child doctrine.

Transcript

Certain types of beneficiaries have special rights regarding the testator’s estate. For instance, a testator’s surviving spouse and children may take a share of the estate, even if they are not mentioned in the testator’s will. Today, you’ll be learning about the rights of these beneficiaries.

In our discussion, we’ll talk about a surviving spouse’s right to support and an elective share. We’ll also cover the omitted spouse doctrine, as well as the omitted child doctrine. By the end, you’ll...

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