If a man has a Will before he marries and it names his sister as executor, can his wife override it?

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If a man has a Will before he marries and it names his sister as executor, can his wife override it?

Asked on June 24, 2013 under Estate Planning, Georgia

Answers:

Paula McGill / Paula J. McGill, Attorney at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If he didn't update the will after he was married, there may be problems with the entire will, including th bequeaths and the selection of the executor.  This is why attorneys recommend updates when there are new marriages, births, or deaths.   At the minimum, there is a year's support issue.

If you are the sister, you need to take the will to an experienced local attorney. 

Similarly, if you are the wife, you should seek the advice of a local attorney who has experience in challenging wills.


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