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Children Contesting a Will

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Linsdilema, 13 August 2014.

  1. Linsdilema

    Linsdilema Member

    13 August 2014
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    I am a joint executor of my Aunt's will with my cousin. My Aunt died recently and has left her estate to her nieces and nephews in a will she took out in December 2013. She has 2 children however, who were made wards of the state in the 1950s. I dont know if they were adopted. She has never wanted to acknowledge them or contact them. I wonder if they can claim a share or all of the estate and could go about contesting a will? Her estate is less than $200k.
  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

    21 April 2014
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    Short answer is yes.
    If you dont know where they are make sure give the full 6 or 12 months (depends on state) before you distribute.
    If you know where they are let them know of the passing, if not do the normal notices in the paper.
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