Question: Once I make out a Last Will and Testament or Trust, is it possible for one of my family to invalidate it?
Answer: Yes. Wills and trusts can be challenged in court by any person having a legal interest in the assets which you leave behind. In order to prevent this, it is wise to include in your Will or Trust language called “No Contest” provisions. Using such language, so long as your documents are otherwise legal and enforceable, the cost to the challenger of raising such a challenge is complete disinheritance. Whether such language is appropriate for you should be discussed with your estate planning attorney.
Attorney Jack N. Alpern
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