Re estate of Aileen Alderman Deceased; Marshall v Alderman

Will – Validity. A dispute arose between the claimant daughter and the defendant son as to a will made by their mother, AA. The Chancery Division held that, on the evidence, the will in issue was valid as AA had not read the will, but had read a summary of its provisions, and had not been subjected to undue coercion in making it. The court held that, having regard to the animosity between the parties and the defendant's failure to comply with an order of the court, his removal as executor was justified.

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