Can anyone contest a Will?

Updated March 13, 2023.

A person or entity must having standing, or a financial interest in the outcome, to be able to contest a Will. For example, a child disinherited by a parent should have standing the challenge the parent’s Will. Even if someone has standing to contest the Will, the person must prove to the Surrogate’s Court that the Will was invalid in order to change the distribution provisions or prevent the appointment of the Executor.


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