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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX for the prompt and informative opinion. Though I am in agreement, the boyfriend maintains that even if she wrote the statement leaving her homestead to him between the lines of a recipe card then properly witnessed and executed, his claim to real property would likely hold up in a court of law. "She was just ignorant and embedded the statement in the wrong document, that's all". He intends to take the intestate succession of family to task. In addition, he also performs handyman labor to an attorney in exchange for legal advice in this matter. Though we can not or will not prove it, our family feels the boyfriend had this planned from the beginning due to many circumstances spanning over the course of several years. Thank you for the encouraging words pertaining to what you would do if you were in our shoes.
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