Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What Is a "Holiday Will"?

HolidayProbate specialists are citing a growing trend for people creating or revising their wills—foreign holiday trips. Terror attacks and the disappearances of several foreign airplanes are causing growing concern amongst travellers. Legal firms are seeing an increase in will appointments days before families plan on taking flight, and the will executors usually press urgency. People are also creating conditional wills that take effect only if they pass on holiday. The Article further discusses guidelines to consider for planning a “holiday will.” This trend is beneficial because it is essential to plan ahead for the unexpected, especially when children and spouses are involved.

See Georgia Diebelius, After Terror Attacks and the MH370 Disappearance More People are Making ‘Holiday Wills’ Because They’re Afraid of Dying in a Plane Crash, Daily Mail, May 17, 2016.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2016/05/what-is-a-holiday-will.html

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