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WOMEN'S PROPERTY RIGHTS   33

where a woman is an owner of land and a husband has by her children who were capable of inheriting her estate, in which case the husband on the death of the wife may hold the land for his life as tenant.

DISPOSING OF PROPERTY BY WILL.

A married woman has the same power of disposing of her property by will as an unmarried person, subject to her surviving husband's rights as tenant by the courtesy-A foolish practice prevails of using forms sup-plied by stationers and others in making a will. It is much better to employ a competent lawyer for this purpose. Very often a testator is saved from making an unwise disposition of his or her property by the friendly advice of a lawyer, and apart from this, it is necessary to have some knowledge of the rules of law governing the disposition of property if the testator is to be certain that the will will not merely "hold water," but will effectually carry out his intention.

Where it is impossible to secure the services of a lawyer, and it is desirable for family or other reasons that a will should be made, it


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