Filing a deed after a death
A man left a will specifing that all of his real estate and personal property was to be divided between 2 of his sisters. Within 16 hours of his death, a nephew filed a deed dated 21 years earlier. The man had been talking with another his niece regarding her purchase of the farm. In addition he had someone else farming the land. A will was found in the safety deposit box, dated 16 years ago, after the deed was written. Does the will found 16 years ago take precedence over the deed? Many relatives of the man and many in the small community knew how he felt about the nephew and would attest to how he felt about him and did not hav anything to do with the nephew, and the nephew and his family had no contact with the man.
Question: is it legal to file a deed immediately after death?