Can an injury settlement be given in a will?

Q: If the person writing a will is waiting for a claim settlement that could take a long time, is he able to put it in his will?

A: I have seen it in wills. For example, language such as “I hereby give and bequeath any injury settlement proceeds I obtain from my pending law suit against ACME Corporation, to my dear friend,¬†Hans.” If the injury settlement comes in after the estate closes, letters of administration can be subsequently raised temporarily to handle the settlement and payment of ¬†inheritance tax.

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