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In California does a person need to be notify when a new will is made out and they are removed as beneficiary

Asked on July 3, 2016 under Estate Planning, California


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, a person need not be notified if they are removed as the benficiary of a Will. An inhertiance is a gift; so as a general rule it is not obligatory that it be given. That having been said, if you think that your removel was the result of some form of undue influence, fraud  or the like over the testaor (i.e. the maker of the Will, then you may have a cause of action for that.

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