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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 42 > May 14 1953

Stepmother may be awarded a family allowance if she was living with decedent as a member of his household and was to some extent dependent upon him.

AGO 1963 NO. 65 > Oct 14 1963

The homestead allowance which a surviving spouse may claim is determined by the law in effect on the date of the decedent's death and not the date on which the estate is probated.