Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, March 31, 2008

Keeping your will terms to yourself – A prudent decision

According to Martha Neil, Attorney’s Advice About Estate Plans: Don’t Tell the Family, abajournal.com, March 27, 2008:

Tempted to tell an ungrateful relative that he or she has been cut out of your will? Don't do it, an attorney advises.

The unnamed legal counsel, writing in response to an earlier column on open estate planning, says it's generally a bad idea to tell relatives too much about what they can expect to inherit under a will, reports the Prairie Star.***

Special thanks to Paul L. Caron (Associate Dean of Faculty, Charles Hartsock Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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