Can I go against a Will if I was only given a dollar?

My father never paid child support or helped in any way. My son (his grandson) and myself have suffered medically with illnesses linked to agent orange. I put myself through college and have significant college debt. Is there any way to go against his Will if he stated in it that he left me $1.00.

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Estate Planning, Wyoming

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The only way that you can contest your father's Will is if you were not mentioned in it. Since it appears that you were mentioned in it and were given a $1.00 you were not a forgotten heir. All you get would be the $1.00.

You need to realize a bequest under a Will or trust is a gift and not an entitlement.


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