dependent relative revocation
- A legal principle stating that when a will's cancelation, removal, or invalidation relies on the formation of a new will, and this new will is either not finalized or is deemed invalid, then the initial will remains valid and enforceable
- The ruling was based on the doctrine of dependent relative revocation since the new will was never finalized.
- After the court declared the second will invalid, the dependent relative revocation doctrine kept the original in effect.
- Due to the principle of dependent relative revocation, the first will remained valid as the second will was never completed.