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Is There Really A "Reading of the Will"?

In old black-and-white movies, particularly those that date from around the 1940’s, there are always scenes of a reading of a will. In those movies, family members gather in a dimly-lit attorney’s office and listen to the attorney as he reads aloud the will of the decedent. The only thing incorrect about those scenes is that they virtually never occur today and, actually, only occasionally occurred in days gone by.

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