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Person may dispose of all his or her property by will

    (1)     A person may, by his or her will, devise, bequeath or dispose of any real property or personal property to which he or she is entitled at the time of his or her death, whether he or she became entitled to the property before or after the execution of his or her will.

    (2)     Without limiting subsection (1), a person may, by his or her will, dispose of—

        (a)     property that, if not disposed of by his or her will, would devolve on the executor of his or her will or the administrator of his or her estate; and

        (b)     an estate pur autre vie , whether there is or is not a special occupant of the estate, whether the estate is freehold or of any other tenure and whether the estate is a corporeal or incorporeal hereditament; and

        (c)     a contingent, executory or future interest in real property or personal property, whether he or she becomes entitled to the interest under the instrument by which the interest was created or under a disposition of the interest by deed or will and whether he or she has or has not been ascertained as the person or 1 of the persons in whom the interest may become vested; and

        (d)     a right of entry for conditions broken and any other right of entry.

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