Beware the Anti-Lapse Statute

For generations, law students and practitioners alike have scratched their heads over “lapsed legacies” in will cases.  A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case serves as a refresher on the subject.  Estate planners, take note… At common law, when a person who would take under a will predeceases the testator, the legacy lapsed. The “anti-lapse” … Continue reading Beware the Anti-Lapse Statute