Can a Will be contested if a father chose not to leave anything to his children from a previous marriage?

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Can a Will be contested if a father chose not to leave anything to his children from a previous marriage?

Asked on June 26, 2013 under Estate Planning, North Carolina

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Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

By itself, the fact that he did not leave anything to some of his children is not a proper reason to contest the will. People are allowed to disinherit their children.

You can contest the will if, for example, someone used undue influence to force him to make the will that way, or if he did not have the mental capacity to make a will. 


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