Bar Exam (US) Wills: Question below refer to the following fact pattern. Christopher and his adu...

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Question below refer to the following fact pattern.

Christopher and his adult son Sam planned to take a world cruise. Sam is Christopher's son by his first wife, Wanda. Before the two men embarked on the cruise, Christopher made a will leaving all of his property to Sam. Sam also executed a will, which left everything to his friend Sarah.

Both wills met all of the testamentary formalities required by their jurisdictions.

During the cruise, the ship carrying Christopher and Sam sank, killing both Christopher and Sam. Christopher was survived by his second wife, Wilma. Sam was survived by Sarah and his mother, Wanda. The jurisdiction has adopted the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act and the Uniform Probate Code.

What claim does Wanda have to Christopher's estate?

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  1. A
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    She may claim one-third of estate.
  2. B
    Correct Answer
    She will inherit anything Sam was to receive under Christopher's will.
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    She may share Christopher's estate with Sam.
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    She will take nothing.
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