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Probate Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC43831 - Holloway v. Carvalho (Probate appeal; "The plaintiff, Stacy Holloway, appeals from the judgment of the trial court . . . affirming the admission to probate of the will of her late grandfather, the decedent Paul Pizzo. The will was submitted to the Probate Court by the plaintiff's aunt, the defendant Linda Carvalho, who was the decedent's only surviving daughter, the executrix of his estate, and the principal beneficiary under the will. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court erred in affirming the admission of the decedent's will to probate after improperly rejecting her claims (1) that the decedent lacked testamentary capacity to execute the will, and (2) that the defendant exerted undue influence on the decedent in connection with the will. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")