A waiver of rights in a decedent's estate is a valuable consideration:1 such as, an agreement between the heirs or next of kin for an amicable settlement of the estate;2 or to waive a claim for advancement;3 or to waive a right to administer an estate;4 or to waive bona fide objections

Missouri. German v. Gilbert, 83 Mo. App. 411.

Nebraska. Carter v. Gibson, 20 Neb. 324, 26 Am. St. Rep. 381, 45 N. W. 634.

New Jersey. National Bank v. Sprague, 20 N. J. Eq. 159.

New York. Marie v. Garrison, 83 N. Y. 14; Hopkins v. Ensign, 122 N. Y. 144, 9 L. R. A. 731, 25 N. E. 306.

North Carolina. Satterfield v. Kind-ley, 144 N. Car. 455, 57 S. E. 145.

Ohio. Tom v. Daily, 4 Ohio 368.

Pennsylvania. Maffat v. Ijams, 103 Pa. St. 266; Gregg v. Allen, 130 Pa. St. 611, 18 Atl. 1020.

Texas. Brown v. Jackson (Tex. Civ. App.), 40 S. W. 162.

West Virginia. Camden v. Dewing, 47 W. Va. 310, 81 Am. St. Rep. 797, 34 S. E. 911. As to whether such contracts are legal, see Sec. 876.

3 Marsha11town Stone Co. v. Mfg. Co., 114 la. 574, 87 N. W. 496.

See ch. XXV.

4 White v. McMath, 127 Tenn. 713, 156 S. W. 470.

5 Ryan v. Hamilton, 205 111. 191, 68 N. E. 781 [reversing, Hamilton v. Ryan, 103 111. App. 2121.

6 Green v. Higham, 161 Mo. 333, 61 S. W. 798.

7 Jones v. Maes, 76 Wash. 517, 136 Pac. 680.

11llinois. Merchants' & Farmers' State Bank v. Dawdy, 230 111. 199, 82 N. E. 606.

Iowa. Blake v. Robinson, 129 la. 196, 105 N. W. 401; Watrous v. Wat-rous, 180 la. 884, 163 N. W. 439.

Kentucky. Sellars v. Jones, 104 Ky. 458, 175 S. W. 1002.

Missouri. Brandenburger v. Puller, 266 Mo. 534, 181 S. W. 1141.

Tennessee. Danheiser v. Germania Savings Bank and Trust Co., 137 Tenn. 650, 194 S. W. 1094. .

2McDole v. Kingsley, 163 111. 438, 45 N. E. 281; Merchants' & Farmers' State Bank v. Dawdy, 230 111. 199, 82 N. E. 606; Fain v. Turner, 96 Ky. 634, 29 S. W. 628; Ralston's Estate, 172 Pa. St. 104, 33 Atl. 273; Supreme Assembly, etc., v. Campbell, 17 R. I. 402, 13 L. R. A. 601, 22 Atl. 307.

If under seal, M cDole v. Kingsley, 163 111. 433, 45 N. E. 281. Such contract must not involve setting aside a valid will by consent. See Sec. 950.

3 Fain v. Turner, 96 Ky. 634, 29 S. W. 628.

4 Mott v. Fowler, 85 Md. 676, 37 Atl. 717. (As for a promise by the adversary party to serve as administrator without compensation.) to the probate of a will;5 or to withdraw an appeal from a decree which declares that a will of a married woman is inoperative as to certain personalty;6 or to refrain from filing a claim against decedent's estate.7

The waiver of an alleged right to contest a will, for which no ground exists, is no consideration.8

A promise on consideration of forbearing to file a caveat is said to be without consideration, unless it is shown that testator left assets after payment of his debts.9