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What do I need to know about a Will Contest?

Austin, TX estates planning & probate attorney Kyle Robbins shares what you need to know about a Will Contest.

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estate litigation usually involves
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a will and the party or family typically
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that
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wants to overturn the will most of the
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time
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it happens when a will is done towards
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the end of someone’s life
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you know maybe in the last year or even
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a few weeks or days
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a lot of times that’s a much much weaker
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will
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and is subject to a lot of risk when it
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comes to a will contest
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the other thing is that i see frequently
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is when we have a new spouse
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who has no relationship with the adult
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children
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and a will is done cutting the children
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out effectively and leaving it all to
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the new spouse
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that we get into areas of maybe did they
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exercise
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undue influence another scenario is if
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we have a caretaker providing for the
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uh the family member and surprise they
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left everything to the caretaker
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really when it comes into play is late
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life estate plans
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that leave out a family member or
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children
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or do something radical that is
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completely different than what their
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previous will might have said

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