Changes in Beneficiaries Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norton’s will leaves his estate to his wife, Angel. Subsequently, Norton and Angel get a divorce. Later, Norton dies before changing his will. Angel is still entitled to the estate.
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False
Rosalie bequeaths $120,000 to each of her children, Stacey, Kelvin, and Stephanie and leaves her residuary estate to her brother, Thomas. Thereafter, she adopts a child, Mai. Rosalie never changes her will before she dies two years later. Who is entitled to inherit from her estate?

Choice 1 Stacey, Kelvin and Stephanie.
Choice 2 Stacey, Kelvin, Stephanie and Mai.
Choice 3 Stacey, Kelvin, Stephanie and Thomas.
Choice 4 Stacey, Kelvin, Stephanie, Mai and Thomas.
Gerald’s will devised his one-half interest in farm land in Nebraska to two nephews, Milton and Lucas, each taking one-half. The residuary was left to his brother, Samuel. Lucas predeceased Gerald. Milton is entitled to the entire one-half interest in the Nebraska farm.
True
False
Gerald’s will devised his farm land in Nebraska to his brothers and sisters, to share equally. Gerald had seven brothers and sisters, three of whom died leaving lineal descendents before the execution of the will and two of whom died leaving lineal descendents after the execution of the will but before Gerald’s death. After Gerald’s death, who is entitled to the Nebraska farm?

Choice 1 All seven brothers and sister split the farm equally.
Choice 2 The lineal descendents of the five predeceased brothers and sisters and the two living siblings split the farm equally.
Choice 3 The two living siblings split the farm equally.
Doris’s will devises her brownstone in Brooklyn Heights “to the children of my son, Anthony.” At the time the will was executed, Anthony had one child, Jose. Subsequently, Anthony had two more children: Dwayne and Ethel. Jose predeceased Doris, leaving three children, William, Frederick and June. If Doris dies in a jurisdiction that applies the anti-lapse statute to class gifts, how is the brownstone divided?
Choice 1 Dwayne, Ethel, William, Frederick and June each get a 1/5th interest.
Choice 2 Dwayne and Ethel each get a ½ interest.
Choice 3 Dwayne and Ethel each get a 1/3rd interest; William, Frederick and June each get a 1/9th interest.
Doris’s will devises her brownstone in Brooklyn Heights “to the children of my son, Anthony.” At the time the will was executed, Anthony had one child, Jose. Subsequently, Anthony had two more children: Dwayne and Ethel. Jose predeceased Doris, leaving three children, William, Frederick and June. If Doris dies in a jurisdiction that does not apply the anti-lapse statute to class gifts, how is the brownstone divided?
Choice 1 Dwayne, Ethel, William, Frederick and June each get a 1/5th interest.
Choice 2 Dwayne and Ethel each get a ½ interest.
Choice 3 Dwayne and Ethel each get a 1/3rd interest; William, Frederick and June each get a 1/9th interest.
Sinclair’s will devises her personal residence in Oakland, CA to her niece, Maxine, if she survives her. One day, Sinclair and Maxine were driving back to Los Angeles from Oakland, via Highway 1. Midway, they were killed when Sinclair’s car drove off the cliff. Who inherits the Oakland residence?
Choice 1 Maxine’s estate.
Choice 2 The residuary beneficiary.
Choice 3 Pursuant to the intestacy statutes

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