If my cousin left everything to me in his Will but his mother is saying that she should get everything, legally who gets it all?

Asked on November 3, 2015 under Estate Planning, Michigan


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Sorry to hear about your cousin.
The provisions of his Will are controlling.  Therefore, you should inherit what he left you provided that your cousin's Will is valid.
Although his mother can contest the Will, if your cousin had testamentary capacity (was mentally competent) and the Will was validly executed, you have strong arguments in your favor.

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