Can my Will be challenged?

By Melissa Broad, Contributing Writer.

All Wills can be challenged as there are no laws or rules to prevent someone at least attempting to invalidate or change them.

 

The primary question to ask yourself is - 'can it be challenged easily?' For example, if you exclude someone who might have had good reason to think that they would be included in your Will (say an estranged son or daughter), then there is a good chance they could challenge it. 

A good way to preempt this is to write a letter to your executors, which explains why said person was excluded from the Will.

It would also be a good idea to store this letter with your will.

 

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