What is exactly the Dead Man's Clause? My friend Mike's Dad died. His Dad was an Antique dealer for years. Mike had a large house and his Dad would store Antiques there. Basically everything in that house was an antique. I was there many times over the past 18 years when his Dad was there. Mikes Dad retired from Antiques 4 yrs ago. Mikes brother is the executor and asked to come to Mikes house to appraise the Antiques and said that Mike would have to pay 3/4 of the value to the Estate (4 kids). Mike said Dad gave them to him his Dad retired. I have been asked to testify. I would see the Dad bring something to the house, place it, and then said boy does that look good there. I never really heard him say it was a gift. It appears Mike cannot testify because of the Dead Mans Clause. Help?