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Can a will be revived after revocation in Virginia?

My dad in anger destroyed his will by tearing it and throwing it in the fireplace in our home. I did manage to save the will from being burnt completely. When this incident happened he was angry and drunk. When we contacted our family lawyer, he said that as the will was destroyed with anintent of revocation, the will has no affect. Is it possible for us to revive the will or i...

02/08/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Revival   |   State: Virginia   |   #31761

Did execution of a codicil referring to a 1980 Will revive the 1980 Will in Florida?

My Father made a Will in 1980 but later signed a written revocation. In 1990 he made what is called a codicil which I understand is a change to the Will and made reference to the 1980 Will in the codicil. Did the codicil make the 1980 will valid even though it had been revoked. We are in Florida.

02/07/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Revival   |   State: Florida   |   #31738
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