joint and mutual will

joint and mutual will

A will executed by two or more people ¡ª to dispose of property they own separately, in common, or jointly ¡ª requiring the surviving testator to dispose of the property in accordance with the terms of the will, and showing that the devises are made in consideration of one another.

? The word ¡°joint¡± indicates the form of the will. The word ¡°mutual¡± describes the substantive provisions.

¡ª Also termed joint and reciprocal will. [Cases: Wills 56¨C68, 100. C.J.S. Wills ¡ì¡ì 133¨C165, 2026¨C2038, 2047¨C2062.]


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