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15th Jun '16 9:10:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StuntDawgs'': Fungus' lawyer forged a will where Splat's family's fortune belongs to Skidd and Skidd has to keep it [[OnOneCondition otherwise the Stunt Dawgs will lose their funds]].

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* ''StuntDawgs'': ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'': Fungus' lawyer forged a will where Splat's family's fortune belongs to Skidd and Skidd has to keep it [[OnOneCondition otherwise the Stunt Dawgs will lose their funds]].
22nd Apr '16 8:08:55 AM nm3youtube
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->'''Great Aunt Gladys''': Now, let's get down to business.\\
'''[[AmoralAttorney Lionel Hutz]]''': ([[VideoWill on tape]], with no attempt to hide the fact it's dubbed) To my executor, Lionel Hutz, I leave $50,000.\\
'''Marge''': ''Mr. Hutz!''\\
'''Lionel Hutz''': (in real life) You'd be surprised how often that works, you really would.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E13SelmasChoice Selma's Choice]]''
24th Aug '15 3:47:01 PM davah301
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* In the Literature/HerculePoirot book Literature/PerilAtEndHouse the will of Magdala "Nick" Buckley is forged by the [[spoiler: Crofts]].
10th Jul '15 8:21:05 AM JBK405
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the player character has the choice of whether or not to alter a will he/she finds in order to inherit some contested loot.

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', there is a horde of salvage worth a small fortune stuck in legal limbo on Dantooine, as everybody with a legal claim to it is dead. The authorities have had to deal with numerous forged wills and the player character has can ultimately wind up finding the ''real'' will. You have the choice of whether or not to alter a the will he/she finds in order to inherit some the contested loot. loot. [[spoiler: If you do alter the will, the authorities will recognize it but will give you the cache anyway because they are tired of dealing with the issue. If you do not alter it, the situation remains ultimately unresolved as it leaves the horde to somebody who is ''also'' dead, so there is still no clear solution for the authorities.]]
18th Jan '15 10:10:46 AM HasturHasturHastur
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A common plotline during a SuccessionCrisis or inheritance squabbles involves someone altering the contents of the deceased's will. Whether by forgery, magic or other shenaningans, the individual will tamper with the document or replace it with a new one, leaving the succession to himself or his heirs. The rightful heir will be stunned, and his suspicions will eventually lead him to pursue the truth. Often, the perpetrator will be an aunt, uncle or a GoldDigger spouse.

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A common plotline during a SuccessionCrisis or inheritance squabbles involves someone altering the contents of the deceased's will. Whether by forgery, magic or other shenaningans, the individual will tamper with the document or replace it with a new one, leaving the succession to himself or his heirs. The rightful heir will be stunned, and his suspicions will eventually lead him to pursue the truth. Often, the perpetrator will be an aunt, uncle or a GoldDigger spouse. \n In real life, a will that is found to have been forged or unduly influenced by another party will be found invalid by a probate court, which generally results in the estate being distributed by intestate succession statutes instead.
25th Sep '14 5:24:27 PM luiz4200
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* ''Film/{{Casper}}'': Discussed. Upon learning the contents of her father's will, Carrigan berates Dibbs for not forging one.
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14th Nov '13 7:35:39 PM Vasha
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If the deceased's will has not been found, see LostWillAndTestament. Common in LawProcedural and MurderMysteries.

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If the deceased's will has not been found, see LostWillAndTestament. Common in LawProcedural and MurderMysteries.[[MurderMystery Murder Mysteries]].
25th May '13 9:17:52 PM nombretomado
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* In the French TV series ''Le Retour d'ArseneLupin'' has an episode titled "La tabatière de l'Empereur" (The Emperor's snuff box) in which the titular GentlemanThief inherits from a friend a snuff box that [[PocketProtector saved that friend's life during the war]]. When said box is not mentioned at the reading of the will, he knows it has been forged because the defunct was too honor-bound to simply forget about it.

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* In the French TV series ''Le Retour d'ArseneLupin'' d'{{Literature/Arsene Lupin}}'' has an episode titled "La tabatière de l'Empereur" (The Emperor's snuff box) in which the titular GentlemanThief inherits from a friend a snuff box that [[PocketProtector saved that friend's life during the war]]. When said box is not mentioned at the reading of the will, he knows it has been forged because the defunct was too honor-bound to simply forget about it.
12th Apr '13 12:04:05 AM PaulA
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* One ''RumpoleOfTheBailey'' story revolves around a forged will; Rumpole is retained by the true beneficiary to represent her in challenging the false will. (He's initially reluctant to venture into a civil court case, but he can't resist a good forgery.)

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* One ''RumpoleOfTheBailey'' ''Series/RumpoleOfTheBailey'' story revolves around a forged will; Rumpole is retained by the true beneficiary to represent her in challenging the false will. (He's initially reluctant to venture into a civil court case, but he can't resist a good forgery.) )
8th Feb '13 9:29:41 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Skinny Dip'' by Creator/CarlHiaasen, Mick Stranahan forges a will in the name of presumed-dead Joey Perrone, leaving $13 million to her husband, as a ploy to find out just how greedy he really is. Joey would never have lavished such money on her scumbag of a husband as long as she was alive, which she happens to still be.
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