Nebraska Appeals Panel Says Decedent Clearly Defined Stepchildren As His Issue

(February 20, 2019, 2:39 PM EST) -- LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 12 held that a county court did not err when finding that a decedent’s stepchildren could inherit his estate even though the state’s probate code’s definition of issue does not include stepchildren, finding that the man specified in his will that his stepchildren were “his beloved children” and that under those circumstances, the definition of issue is a term of art (In re Estate of Leonard Bialas, No. A-18-023, Neb. App., 2019 Neb. App. LEXIS 39)....

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