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Mealey's Elder Law - Divided Oregon Appellate Court Affirms That 'Children' In Will Excludes Stepchildren

SALEM, Ore. - The majority of the en banc Oregon Court of Appeals on Nov. 14 affirmed a probate court's ruling that the term "my children" in a woman's will did not refer to her stepchildren; however three judges dissented, agreeing with the stepchildren that the use of the term in the will is ambiguous (Sandra Garcia, et al v. Sheila Rose Clark, No A16588, Ore. App., 2019 Ore. App. LEXIS 1491).
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