Evidence Sufficient to Overcome Presumption of Lost Will Revocation

Evidence that decedent believed he had provided for his daughters during his lifetime, that decedent did not contact his attorney about preparing a new will or speak to any other attorney about a new will, and that the decedent had a “convoluted” filing system which could have caused the family to overlook the will when cleaning out his house, was sufficient to overcome the presumption that the missing will was destroyed by the decedent with the intention of revoking it, and so the probate of a copy of the missing will was affirmed.  Estate of Charles F. Maddi, 167 A.3d 818, 2017 PA Super 246, (7/25/2017), app. den., 178 A.3d 107 (2018).

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