WA Legal Roundup - Div. I: New Wives can have undue influence too.
Estate of Havilant
So this one is pretty hilarious. I will frame it as a law school hypo. M&W were married and had four children. [Likely married in the 40's]. After 50 years of marriage, W dies. Years later [again, assumed (please Mr./Ms. Law Clerk...feed the details. I want to know what happened between the four children. I want to know that they were high school sweethearts and the love of his life died and he was lonely)] M is recouperating from a leg injury and meets a nursing assistant several years his junior. By several years his junior, I can only assume about 1/3 of his age. He pays for her school, gives her 300k, etc. etc.
Will changes, guess who gets the benefits. Well if there was a finding at the trial court of undue influence, it stands. There is no special exemption for wife. Let alone new 2nd wife 50 years the decedents junior.