Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Iowa

My mother and step-father had a joint will. In 2006 my mother passed. Six months later a friend of my mothers moved in with my step-dad. 2009 my step-dad changed his will to leave everything (~$150,000 total) to the friend.

Since it was a joint will, is the new will void?

Asked on 4/30/13, 8:55 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Luedeman solo practitioner

No, it is not. Once your mother passed away, theres' only one party surviving and that is your father who can do whatever he chooses with the money because it is his and his alone to dispose of.

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Answered on 4/30/13, 10:54 am


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