Sydnee Mongeon

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When determining the proper identity of an “authorized person,” the Court must look at the laws of the foreign state where the will was executed. So, if a notary is an “authorized person” in the country the will was executed, Nevada must accept the will as valid when signed by a notary. Further, NRS 133A.050(2) and NRS 133.080(1) allow a will that fails to comply with the UIWA, to be probated if it complies with NRS 133. Also, courts must construe wills to avoid intestacy and the term “universal heir” implies that the person is the heir to the entire estate. Therefore, when referring to someone as the “universal heir,” it is interpreted that the entire estate goes to them. Lastly, to be entitled to a will contest, one must comply with NRS 137.010(1).

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