Is it possible to contest my mother’s Will if I am left out?

Asked on March 30, 2015 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you were unintentionally omitted from your mother's Will, you can contest the Will.

If you were intentionally disinherited and there is language in the Will to that effect, it will be more difficult to contest the Will.

If you were left a small amount in the Will; for example, one dollar, that would be an attempt to disinherit you and prevent you from contesting the Will.


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