The intent and wording in your will may be totally clear to you as written, but how sure are you of that clarity to heirs with differing interests? This case had to go to the Virginia State Supreme Court to get settled. Make sure your planning is as clear, succinct, and implementable as possible. Contact us to learn how we can be of service.

“Wills often provide for specific bequests or devises, ensuring that the last wishes of the testator are carried out consistent with their intentions. But ambiguous and unclear language in one will’s residuary clause recently had to be sorted out by the Virginia Supreme Court. The case, Feeney v. Feeney, highlights how bringing in an experienced estate attorney early on may help to avoid this kind of issue.”

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Cindy Fields

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