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WILLS - signatures needed for will contest settlement; no abuse re adult child no family allowance



In Minnesota Court of Appeals

A06-171

In re the Estate of: John J. Sullivan a/k/a John Joseph Sullivan, Deceased.

Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Thomas M. Stringer.

I. A district court may not approve an agreement to settle a will contest under Minn. Stat. 524.3-1102 (2004) if the agreement is not signed by all persons who have a beneficial interest and all persons who have a claim that will or may be affected by the agreement.

II. A district court does not abuse its discretion by concluding that an adult child who received infrequent and inconsistent loans from a decedent does not qualify for a family allowance under Minn. Stat. 524.4-404 (2004).

Affirmed in part, reversed in part. Judge Kevin G. Ross.



 

 
 
 

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