3 main deficiencies of a handwritten Will

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on August 12, 2016. Dear Mr. Premack: My mother was shy about seeing lawyers. She knew she should have a Will so when she was diagnosed with cancer she handwrote her own Will. It is very short, and only says “I give all my worldly…

Who gets a Lapsed Devise?

Dear Mr. Premack: My father left a Will that gives one-third to my son Tom, one-third to my son Jeff, and one-third to my daughter Peggy. The problem is that Peggy died three years before my dad died. Does her part go to her son, or does it go to her brothers? – J.R. We…