A stated intention to leave property to a child does not constitute an enforceable contract. Rather, for there to be a contract, there must be valuable consideration.
Enforcement of a promise based upon application of the doctrine of promissory estoppel requires:
(1) a clear and definite promise;
(2) made with the expectation that the promisee will rely on it;
(3) reasonable reliance; and
(4) definite and substantial detriment.
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