The will does not fulfil promises made during the lifetime of the testator
If a testator made promises during their lifetime to an individual and the will does not reflect the promises made. This often occurs in a farming context or in a family business, where the parent promises a child the farm or business in return for free labour, or reduced wages for a period of time and then leaves the asset to another child in the will. In order to establish a claim for estoppel, you must prove that
- Promises or representations were made
- An individual had an expectation that they would receive a benefit
- Suffered detriment in reliance on the expectation.
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