Pennsylvania Statutes Title 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries § 2701. Contracts concerning succession

(a) Establishment of contract.--A contract to die intestate or to make or not to revoke a will or testamentary provision or an obligation dischargeable only at or after death can be established in support of a claim against the estate of a decedent only by:

(1) provisions of a will of the decedent stating material provisions of the contract;

(2) an express reference in a will of the decedent to a contract and extrinsic evidence proving the terms of the contract;  or

(3) a writing signed by the decedent evidencing the contract.

(b) Joint will or mutual wills.--The execution of a joint will or mutual wills does not create a presumption of a contract not to revoke the will or wills.


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