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Wills, Estates And Trusts -- 1954 Tennessee Survey, William J. Bowe Aug 1954

Wills, Estates And Trusts -- 1954 Tennessee Survey, William J. Bowe

Vanderbilt Law Review

Freedom of Testation: Other than the statutory forced share of a spouse' testators have almost unlimited freedom in the disposition of their property. A devise or bequest will be held invalid only when it runs counter to some well established rule of public policy. Thus gifts in violation of the rule against perpetuities, against accumulations or against restraints on alienations are void. Further, the courts will strike down capricious or whimsical bequests, as well as those which are conditioned upon the performance of illegal or tortious acts. But in absence of any violation of public policy a testator is free …


Probate Of A Part Of A Will, Thomas E. Atkinson Jan 1954

Probate Of A Part Of A Will, Thomas E. Atkinson

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Recent Developments In The Kentucky Law Of Wills--1949-1954, Frederick W. Whiteside Jr., James S. Kostas Jan 1954

Recent Developments In The Kentucky Law Of Wills--1949-1954, Frederick W. Whiteside Jr., James S. Kostas

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Probate Of Wills In Kentucky--Jurisdiction And Procedure, J. Quentin Wesley Jan 1954

Probate Of Wills In Kentucky--Jurisdiction And Procedure, J. Quentin Wesley

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Admissibility Of Parol Evidence To Explain Ambiguities In Wills, Paul E. Decker Jan 1954

Admissibility Of Parol Evidence To Explain Ambiguities In Wills, Paul E. Decker

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.