Does a Last Will and Testament document require a deed reference for property left to a loved one.
Id like to clarify the following:
My aunt who has no children but 4 nephews and nieces , including my self and my sister is leaving just me and her home home she currently owns and lives in when she passes.
I am her executor also so have seen the will document to confirm the above.
My concern is the will was prepared by her attorney, but the home she seeks to leave us when she passes, is only referred to within the will with its numerical physical address and the document does not provide any reference to a deed to further clarify the property location and description.
I worry that this was a oversight or lazy work by the attorney and may pose a problem, especially if the her will is possibly contested by other nephews and nieces she has ?
Am I being paranoid and even though the will is drawn up as such all will be fine, or should the will be rewritten or rewritten to add the deed reference for the home to play it safe?
1 attorney answer
You are being paranoid. Any language that sufficiently identifies the property is sufficient. Even "my home" or "my primary residence" would suffice if she owned no other real estate to confuse it with.
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