Commentary on Via v. Putnam
Joann Putnam went to her grave with the comfort of knowing she had entered into a binding contract with her husband, Edgar Putnam, to protect and provide for her son, Robert Blackburn, and the couple’s five children. In November 1985, six months before Joann’s death, Joann and Edgar had executed mutual wills. These were not simply mirror wills.
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Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod, Commentary on Via v. Putnam—Rewritten Opinion, in FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REWRITTEN TRUSTS & ESTATES OPINIONS (Deborah S. Gordon, Browne C. Lewis, & Carla Spivak eds., Cambridge University Press 2020).