Usually women sue their husband’s estate to enforce their right to the elective share of their husband’s estate. Of course, it’s not just wives that sue the estate of their husbands, but both husbands and wives who sue the estates of their spouses, be they husbands or wives. Enforcement of the elective share usually results from a lawsuit, although sometimes its enforcement of provisions of an Estate Plan that cause the lawsuit. This article isn’t about a lawsuit over the right to an elective share, rather it’s about a clever attempt at avoiding one state’s slayer statute. Read on to learn more.
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