Yes. If you think about it simple sweetheart wills that give all to the spouse then to the children, but only if the spouse predeceases, effectively initially disinherits the children. From a historical perspective under old English law a man could only dispose of 1/3 of his “movables” away from his wife and children and generally...Read more
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