Rocke v. American Research Bureau et al.

By Jenna G. Rubin

For anyone looking for a refresher on the doctrine of dependent relative revocation, this decision is a good read.  In this case, after 9 years of litigation, the Court ultimately determined that the probate court’s failure to apply the doctrine of dependent relative revocation incorrectly resulted in the distribution of an estate worth $12 million to the decedent’s intestate heirs rather than to the beneficiary of one of her prior wills.

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