Declaration of exclusion

I recently drafted a will where the Testatrix was estranged from her daughter and whilst I would normally do a side letter explaining the reasons for excluding her I saw that Parker’s Will Precedents would refer to such a letter in the Will itself. (FORM 21.3 page 205 Ninth Edition). A colleague advised me to remove the clause as referencing the letter may require it to be admitted for probate when the time comes. Would other members agree?

sharon edelstyn
Phoenix Legal Group