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Invalidating a will

Our purpose is to raise some issues for your consideration both in planning your own estate and with regard to estates of persons who are deceased or their estate plan is being questioned. The principles, however, apply to both Wills and Trusts.

For more information about the charges for invalidation, see Paying for Object Invalidation.

To control the versions of objects that are served from your distribution, you can either invalidate objects or give them versioned file names.

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On this page we will provide a very brief summary of California law regarding challenges to a Will or Living Trust.

Important You can invalidate most types of objects that are served by a web distribution, but you cannot invalidate media files in the Microsoft Smooth Streaming format when you have enabled Smooth Streaming for the corresponding cache behavior.

In addition, you cannot invalidate objects that are served by an RTMP distribution.

Any person who would succeed to any portion of the estate if decedent had died intestate has standing to contest a testamentary document which would defeat or impair that intestate interest.

The beneficiaries under an earlier will, whose interests are impaired or defeated by a later will offered for probate, have standing to contest the later will.

A child born to or adopted by a testator after execution of his or her will has statutory share rights equivalent to that child's intestate share.

say that your property will be distributed in the following manner: * If your spouse survives you, your spouse receives: – All of your property if you die without children – $50,000.00 plus 1/2 of the rest of your estate, if you die with children (the rest divided equally among your children) * If you have no surviving spouse, your property will be distributed in the following manner: – Your children in equal shares, or if you have none, to their children in equal shares, or if you have no ; – Your surviving parent or parents, or if you have none; – Your surviving sibling or siblings, or their children by representation; or if none – Your grandparents or the children of your grandparents, 1/2 of your estate going to your mother’s side and 1/2 of your estate going to your father’s side, or if you have none; – Great-grandchildren of your grandparents In New York any relatives you may have that are adopted, are treated as though they are your full-blooded relative.

It also includes any other person with a statutory right to letters, as well as fiduciaries representing any such person.