ESTATE OF JAMES DEVOE.
No. 3399 – 1872
Revocation of Probate --- Attorney Appointed by the Court cannot waive minor’s right to
Apply for revocation of the probate of a will.
Appearance by such attorney upon probate does not bind the minor in the premises.
Construing sections, C. C. P., 1307, 1333, 1718
McAllister & Bergin, for executor.
McCullough & Boyd, for guardian.
The testator left him surviving a wife, an infant son, and a son by a former wife. The elder son is executor. Upon the hearing of the probate of the will an attorney was appointed by the Court to represent the infant son. The wife and the attorney for the infant son filed a contest. The contest was withdrawn by stipulation, and the wife and the attorney consented that the will should be admitted; and the Court admitted the will. Within a year a general guardian was appointed for the infant, who filed a contest and a petition to revoke the probate. The elder son objected to the petition.
Held, an attorney appointed by the Court cannot waive any right of his ward: The infant was not bound by the acts of the attorney. Objection overruled.
Transcribed by Patricia Seabolt & Sue Wood.
© 2007 Patricia Seabolt & Sue Wood.