In re Estate of Pluhacek

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In re Estate of Pluhacek

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Call Date
March 3, 2017
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Case Summary

S-16-654, In the Matter of the Estate of Dorothy Pluhacek a/k/a Mary Pluhacek a/k/a Sr. M. Dorothy de N.D., deceased

County Court for Douglas County, Honorable Thomas K. Harmon

Attorneys: Shane J. Placek for Margaret Hickey, the Provincial Superioress of the Omaha province of the Notre Dame Sisters (the office appointed as executor of the will at issue). No responsive brief filed.

Civil: Action to probate a partially hand-written will

Proceedings below: Probate court found the purported will was a holographic will, made at a time when Nebraska did not recognize holographic wills, and denied probate. It determined the decedent died intestate.

Issues: Did the probate court err in determining the will was a holographic will and err in denying probate of the will?