Monday, February 27, 2012
351-year-old will sparks bitter dispute in Mass.
Posted by Lynne Butler
The Massachusetts Court of Appeal is going to decide whether or not to nullify the terms of the will in order to settle the $32 million lawsuit. The land is worth $41 million.
As a will writer, I find it interesting that the will itself has stood the test of time, though the trustees and others may have dropped the ball. The will was obviously clear enough for people to follow it for 350 years. To me, that's a successful will, even if the subsequent actions of those around the document end up causing it to be contested in court.
Click here to read the whole story from yahoo.com. The attached photo is also from that story, and is credited to AP/Elise Amendola.