Valuable papers


In estates and trusts law, documents — in particular, wills — that are important in carrying out a decedent's wishes. In addition to wills, valuable papers include power of attorney forms, title documents, stock certificates, and letters to be opened after one's death.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. In re Will of Allen, 559 S.E.2d 556 (N.C. Ct. App. 2002).

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