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Grounds for Challenging a Will
It’s rare, but courts can toss out a will if it doesn’t meet certain requirements.
Will challenges are very unusual — by one estimate, about 99% of wills sail through probate without a hitch — but they do happen. If a will doesn’t fulfill certain legal requirements, or the maker of the will was not of age or sound mind, a would-be heir or beneficiary can challenge it in probate court after the will maker’s death. There are several grounds on which someone who stands to benefit from getting the will thrown out can base a legal challenge. Continue Reading »