Should I contest my parent’s Will if my brother and I were left out and my aunts is now receiving 50%?

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Should I contest my parent’s Will if my brother and I were left out and my aunts is now receiving 50%?

She is the executor of the estate and the witnesses of the Will are her live in boyfriend and ex-sister-in-law. The notary of the Will is her brother’s long time girlfriend.

Asked on January 18, 2015 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

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

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You may have a legitimate claim here. However, contesting a Will is time intensive and typically quite expensive, not to mention difficult to win. If you think that it's worth your time and money, then you should consult directly with a probate attorney. They can review all of the details of your case and best counsel you as to whether or not going forward with a case is advisable.


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