Sixteenth Century Statute Reviewed By Colorado Courts

JANUARY 29, 2001 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 31 Under English practice before the sixteenth century there were no standardized requirements for making a valid will. Disposition of a decedent’s property was determined by each court under local rules and customs, and the actual division was therefore unpredictable. Henry VIII approved Parliament’s “Statute of Wills” in 1540,…

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