‘Don’t Forget About the Fakes’

Reid Kress Weisbord and David Horton, ‘Inheritance Forgery’, 69 Duke Law Journal 855 (2020). In the Estates textbook I use, most of the will execution cases involve testators whose clear intent is unrealized because they bungled strict execution requirements. The Uniform Probate Code and the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers – mainstays in any Estates class – are drafted to minimize the possibility of formal requirements interfering with testator intent. Reis Kress Weisbord and David Horton’s ‘Inheritance Forgery’ is a counter-narrative that demonstrates how forgery remains a real and substantial risk of which the law must take account … (more)

[Sarah Waldeck, JOTWELL, 25 November]

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