If a non-family member was named in a deceased person’s Will, can the deceased person’s wife block the fulfillment of the Will?

Asked on February 20, 2013 under Estate Planning, Indiana


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You don't give much be way of details but generally speaking the bequests listed in a Will must be distributed accordingly. That is unless the bequest, as provided by the testator, was the result of fraud, misreperentation, undue influence or the like on the part of the benenficiary. Again, without the details of the case it's hard to say more.

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