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Is a No Contest Provision in a Will Valid in Alaska?

If my Father leaves a Will that has a provision that if I contest his Will I get nothing is that enforceable?

06/23/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Alaska   |   #40639

Is a clause in a Will that prohibits contest of a Will valid in Arizona?

If it is written in a will that any person contesting the will shall recieve only $1.00 by the principle of the will;; is that legal and can it be upheld in a court of law even though the contestation is due by an act a of the trustor ? Can it be upheld for any contest of the will ?

03/02/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Arizona   |   #33175

Can an Ohio court hear a will contest for a will executed and proved according to the law of another state?

I am a student and writing up an article on Ohio wills. I have a doubt- Can there be proceeding in Ohio to contest a will that was executed and proved according to the law of another state.

02/15/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Ohio   |   #32205

What are the grounds to contest a Will in Florida? Can we contest even though the Will says we can't?

My Mother remarried after the death of my Father. She is 74 and married a young man only 35 years old. Two weeks before she died, she changed her Will to leave everything to this man. She also included a clause in the Will stating that if anyone contested the Will they are not to receive any part of her estate even if they win. Her prior Will left everything to her children i...

02/07/2017   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Florida   |   #31742

My father married his secretary 3 days before he passed and is named in his Will.

My father married his secretary 3 days before he passed and she was POA for financial and medical... is this a conflict of interest especially when she also named in the will

11/11/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Vermont   |   #26586

My uncle’s will has left me $8,000. But, he had aslo promised me to leave me his BMW.his prized horse Philly. His Will states that if anyone contest the will, he will lose his share. Can I contest my uncle’s will?

My uncle was unmarried, and lived alone. I was his most beloved nephew. I used to spend holidays with him, and he often took me to his ranch. He has told several times that he’ll be leaving his favorite horse, Philly, to me. He also knew of my love of cars and told me on several occasions that he would leave me his BMW. In fact he told me this in front of some other family memb...

11/09/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: ALL   |   #26474

My mother had always said that she’ll be leaving her home, jewelry, and an automobile to me. She passed away a few weeks back leaving everything in my elder sister's name. Can I contest the will or declare it invalid?

My mother was always fond of me, and had repeatedly mentioned, even in the presence of a few of our relatives, that she’ll be leaving her home, jewelry, and an automobile to me. My elder sister always had difference of opinions with our mother, and was not even visiting her for a few years. I was staying near my mother’s home, and ran errands for her. A few months back I had to...

11/09/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: ALL   |   #26473

If my mom already had a will is it legal for a stepson to have her make up a new one without having any

If my mom already had a will is it legal for a stepson to have her make up a new one without having any representing her

11/07/2016   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: North Dakota   |   #26331

What is the Remeedy if an Adminsitrator Doesn'y Give Notice to an Heir?

What happens when there are 3 sisters in an Aunts Will, 1 is named by her name, the other 2 are named as nieces, the named by her name sister is notified, but the other 2 that were named as nieces were never notified of the court proceedings, nothing. Then they find out years later about all of it. The public guardian/administrator/conservators/executive's office in San Francis...

04/13/2012   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: ALL   |   #25654

How Do I Prove My Father Wrote a New Will?

My father recently passed away and left me a piece of land that he owned. I have been paying the taxes on this land for the last 5 yrs. I have the original deed as I purchased this from him 5 yrs ago he had a will drawn up in 2001 and. Had it amended in 2004 where he left this land to me upon his death me and my mom went to bank and each took copy of will then huge fight broke...

09/04/2011   |   Category: Wills and Es... » Will Contests   |   State: Texas   |   #25451
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