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Would you contest a will?

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
After reading a news story about a daughter who is contesting her mothers will because she did not get left any money, due to a falling out lasting many years, i was wondering, would you ever contest a will of a loved one, if you felt 'hard done by'.

Is it right that people are allowed to challenge wills or should the will be the final word, whether the beneficiaries like it or not?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I would go mad if my parents left their millions to a cat home.

(p.s. my parents are poor)
[mod]#2
Yes, they definitely should be able to contest Wills. I base this on my experience in this area and the fact that people tend to dispute Wills usually when there has been influence from a family member on the testator.

I agree that wishes in a Will should be final (to a certain extent) but sometimes it usually is not their actual wishes when they have been talked around by another.
#3
I think it is right that people be allowed to challenge them, but personally I never would, not just out of feeling hard done by anyway. If I felt the person had been conned into writing a will leaving everything to someone/institution/charity etc quite unexpectedly, then I probably would challenge it. Having said that, our entire family is quite frank about our wills, so we all know what's what before anyone goes do-lally or kicks the bucket.
#4
Depends who theyleft it to.

If they left it to a dog/cat home then yes. I would argue they were not of sound mind.
[mod]#5
nikkib123
I would go mad if my parents left their millions to a cat home.

(p.s. my parents are poor)


Our local popular animal charity that benefits from Wills is a donkey sanctuary and the amount of money they are left is an absolute joke.
#6
magicjay1986
nikkib123
I would go mad if my parents left their millions to a cat home.

(p.s. my parents are poor)


Our local popular animal charity that benefits from Wills is a donkey sanctuary and the amount of money they are left is an absolute joke.


I can only imagine but I suppose these places only survive with these sort of fundings! Bet the owners go on some nice holidays and drive really nice cars :)
[mod]#7
nikkib123
magicjay1986
nikkib123
I would go mad if my parents left their millions to a cat home.

(p.s. my parents are poor)


Our local popular animal charity that benefits from Wills is a donkey sanctuary and the amount of money they are left is an absolute joke.


I can only imagine but I suppose these places only survive with these sort of fundings! Bet the owners go on some nice holidays and drive really nice cars :)


...that is EXACTLY the problem.
#8
Well I already know what's in my parents will
But if they decided to change then what ever their decision I would accept it, as it's their choice :)
1 Like #9
If they had a falling out lasting many years, why does she think she's entitled to any of the money?
#10
livingthelife07
Well I already know what's in my parents will
But if they decided to change then what ever their decision I would accept it, as it's their choice :)


You won't be saying that when they leave their money and house to the local donkey sanctuary :p
#11
nikkib123
livingthelife07
Well I already know what's in my parents will
But if they decided to change then what ever their decision I would accept it, as it's their choice :)


You won't be saying that when they leave their money and house to the local donkey sanctuary :p

Haha, as long as it doesn't go to donkeys, cats or dogs then I'm fine :D
#12
If you write a will and you are in sound mind at the time of writing it, then I think it should be upholded. Otherwise what's the point in writing a will.

Luckily I know my parents will - split 3 ways - plus I live 4 doors up from their house, my sister lives 30 minutes away and my brother lives in Australia!!!!! Ha ha - think I could just about manage to change the locks in time!!

Edited By: d-j mitch on Feb 10, 2011 18:37
[mod]#13
I personally wouldn't.....at the end of the day it's just money.
#14
its entirely up to the individual who and where their money goes, I personally would not contest a will.
banned 1 Like #15
yes if I was missing out on any boxed lego
#16
dog_cop
yes if I was missing out on any boxed lego

What if it's duplo :{
banned#17
trog0
dog_cop
yes if I was missing out on any boxed lego


What if it's duplo :{


duplo is for kids .. so no
1 Like #18
dog_cop
trog0
dog_cop
yes if I was missing out on any boxed lego
What if it's duplo :{
duplo is for kids .. so no

You won't be saying that when you get too old and athritic to play with real lego. It will be either Duplo or sticklebricks then (_;)


Edited By: trog0 on Feb 10, 2011 22:51
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http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/life-size-lego-image_mus5t_59.jpg

DogCops family in happier times - before the fateful 'accident'
#20
jelli89
http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/life-size-lego-image_mus5t_59.jpgDogCops family in happier times - before the fateful 'accident'
where is she going with her hand?
#21
trog0

where is she going with her hand?

Maybe to replace the missing brick?!

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