Father changed will before death

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Father changed will before death

In November 2018 my father suddenly got remarried. In January 2019 he changed his
will removing all of his children and leaving everything to the new wife. In
March 2019 he was shot and murdered on the street. The day after his death we
found out about the change of will. Is there any chance of being able to contest
the will?

Asked on March 29, 2019 under Estate Planning, Washington

Answers:

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

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless you can prove that your father was mentally incompetent, unduly influenced, or a fraud was commited that resulted in his changing his Will, you have no claim here. The fact is that a parent can disnherit their children. As a general rule, children have no right to inherit anything from their parents.  


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