Boilerplate Will Provision Results in Surprise To Sisters of Decedent.

The decedent died with a will that contained a provision leaving the decedent's "personal property" to her sisters.   At issue were Indian baskets of considerable worth.  The decedent and her husband lived in a home on a ranch, with the home and ranch owned by an LLC that they controlled.  The surviving spouse claimed that the will provision did not control the disposition of the baskets because the baskets were owned by the LLC which owned an insurance policy on household property.  The court determined that the insurance policy controlled the issue and that the baskets were not the decedent's personal property subject to the terms of her will.  Keland v. Moore, No. 1 CA-CV 13-0605, 2014 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1231 (Ariz. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2014).    

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