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Can I challenge a will?

My mother abandon me when I was 13. Decades ago.

I recently found out she died a year ago. And she left me one dollar in her will. She did the same with her two brothers. The only 2 people got money in the will her sister and one nephew. Her husband (whom she was separated from) didn't even get a dime.

Her will was made in Idaho, she died in Florida. In her will it states she is single but she was still married. There was a change that was made in the will and it wasn't initialed by anyone. And it was not probated, just carried out.

Do I have any legal grounds to challenge the will?

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    yes but it will take a good lawyer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. She left the dollar on good legal advice. This prevents any challenge to the will by a disaffected child or relative. If she had left you out of the will completely, you might have had a claim on the estate.

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  • 1 decade ago

    LOL the one dollar thing is a legal way of saying stuff you........

    The judge will see that and state that the person was VERY clear as to what they wanted you to have............this is what we have in place for my husbands mother and half sister........and this was drawn up by a very good lawyer, they can challenge it AT their cost and basically get no place with it............

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  • 1 decade ago

    sorry to tell you but all you get is that dollar.

    I don't think a will should be able to be challenged. People leave their money and posessions to those they wish to have them. Let your mother rest in peace, no matter what she's done to you.

    You didn't have her for all these years, why do you need her money now? Greedy are we?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes you can but the important thing is is there enough money that you could get in return worth what it is going to cost you to get it? don't forget Lawyers cost money too. I would just say goodbye to that story and just be thankful you are a survivor.

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  • 1 decade ago

    DITTO. YOU NEED TO GET A PROBATE LAWYER. SOME ONE THAT KNOWS THE INSIDES OF WILLS AND ESTATES.

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