Friday, July 31, 2015

Slayer Statute Claims

The Mississippi Supreme Court decided the Estate of Armstrong v. Armstrong yesterday located here.  This was a case of first impression dealing with whether a mentally incompetent person can be disinherited under the Mississippi Slayer Statute when they cause the death while mentally ill.  The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the trial court and found that killing an individual while mentally ill does not qualify as willful which prevents the person from being disinherited. 

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