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Section 2107.10 | Effect of withholding will.


(A) No property or right, testate or intestate, shall pass to a beneficiary named in a will who knows of the existence of the will for one year after the death of the testator and has the power to control it and, without reasonable cause, intentionally conceals or withholds it or neglects or refuses within that one year to cause it to be offered for or admitted to probate. The property devised or bequeathed to that beneficiary shall pass as if the beneficiary had predeceased the testator.

(B) No property or right, testate or intestate, passes to a beneficiary named in a will when the will was declared valid by a court pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 5817.10 of the Revised Code, the declaration took place in a county different from the county in which the will of the testator would be probated under section 2107.11 of the Revised Code, and the named beneficiary knew of the declaration and of the death of the testator and did not notify the judge of the court in which the will was declared valid. This division does not preclude a named beneficiary from acquiring property or rights from the estate of the testator for failing to notify a judge of that court if the named beneficiary reasonably believes that the judge has previously been notified of the testator's death.

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