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Contracts to Make a Will

They can be used for estate plans and charitable giving.

A donor wanted to make a charitable gift at death. We suggested an irrevocable pledge payable on death. Then, a question arose that was never before asked of us: “Can a donor make an irrevocable charitable bequest by a contract to make a will?”


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