West Headnote of the Day – April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010

West's Key 409 Wills
West's Key 409IV Requisites and Validity
West's Key 409IV(A) Nature and Essentials of Testamentary Dispositions
West's Key 409k93 k. Evidence as to Character of Transaction or Instrument.

409 Wills
Will should be presumed to have been made with testamentary intent when appearing to have been executed with required legal formalities with necessary witnesses, even though executed as part of ceremony of initiating testator into secret society.
Vickery v. Vickery, 170 So. 745 (Fla. 1936)

Suggested by Brian J. Hooper; Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon; Pensacola, FL