Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Daniel R. Fusco, Ronald D. Menna (argued), Rock, Fusco & Garvey, Ltd., Chicago, for Catherine Dagenais.
Melvin A. Weinstein (argued), Michael Simkin, Melvin A. Weinstein & Associates, Chicago, for Nanette Forrest.
James S. Wirt (argued), James S. Wirt & Associates, New Lenox, for Roseann Forrest.
Ford C. June, June, Prodehl & Renzi, Joliet, for Estate of Donald Charles Forrest.
Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District.
Justice BRESLIN delivered the opinion of the court:
Under section 4-7(b) of the Probate Act of 1975 (Act) (755 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq. (West 1996)), the disposition of property to a spouse is unequivocally revoked upon dissolution of marriage or annulment. We are asked to determine whether this "revocation by divorce" provision applies to a testamentary disposition to a divorced spouse even though the testator executed his will prior to the marriage. Applying the...
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