testator


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  • noun

Synonyms for testator

a person who makes a will

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In response to such concerns, Victoria has recently (September 2014) introduced legislation to reduce eligibility and link it more clearly to dependency on the testator at the time of death (Victorian Law Reform Commission 2013).
Any little deviation, like a stutter, hesitation, confusion of a name, or failure to recollect certain facts will likely be used by the challenging attorney as proof that the testator lacked testamentary capacity at the time of execution.
Testators (a person making the will) will also be able to appoint guardians in respect of any minor children within their DIFC will.
These provisions have been widely criticised for allowing a wide range of claimants to seek a maintenance order and for the lack of clarity about which claims might be successful, creating uncertainty for testators as to whether the wishes they set out in their will about the disposition of their assets after their death will be respected.
We agree with the opinion of the Supreme Court, Jordan, in this context, since it is established that the right to request and the right heirs of the testator's death proved to be the property of the testator after, not before, so, it does not count heir resignation occurred before the death of the testator.
44) Fuller surmised that a lower threshold of formality can often accomplish its purposes in connection with the surrender of rights, (45) and that, in fact, appears to be the case here: Revocation by act involves an action that the testator performs upon an executed will, one that lay culture recognizes as imbued with symbolism, and which bespeaks finality without the need for a ceremony, expressing the withdrawal of intent to make whatever distribution the will specified.
Generally, the Lithuanian legal system enables the testator to bequeath his/her estate, its part or a single thing to the society for useful or charitable purposes.
A It depends whether the will contained a clause stipulating that any beneficiary must survive the testator (will maker) for a stated period of time, commonly 28 days.
1) Further, a court must assume that a testator (and presumably a settlor) meant what was said in the will (or in the trust).
43) As the couple's financial situation changes and as the couple acquires new assets, a testator can update the will periodically, while always leaving significant assets to his or her partner.
For a will to be valid it must be signed by the deceased, who must sign in the presence of two independent witnesses, who themselves must also sign in the presence of the testator (person making the will) and both witnesses must state his or her name, address and occupation.
If the trust was created by the will of a testator who lived in the state at death;
Another QTC testator, Kaujak Kanajuk of Pond Inlet, vividly remembers that qimmiit were an explicitly forbidden topic for children in school: "We weren't allowed to draw dogs or tell stories about them, anything that had something to do with being Inuk, about igloo or anything" (19).
231) In Schilling, the testator had executed a will in 1996 that left her entire estate to the plaintiff, her brother.
The testator is not entitled to freely dispose of his/her assets under Turkish law.