West Virginia Law Review

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The probate system in effect in West Virginia has been the subject of much criticism in recent years. Much of this criticism emanates from attorneys familiar with the operation of the system. For more than a decade, a standing committee of the West Virginia State Bar Association has striven to arrive at a proposal which would offer “comprehensive improvement of the West Virginia law and procedure relating to the probate of wills, ... and allied matters .... " There is widespread and continuing concern about the probate system. This paper will review that system, note principal criticisms of it and suggest changes to it.


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