What do savvy attorneys suggest putting in a will when someone will receive nothing?
UPDATED: June 19, 2018
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Someone who is considering disinheriting a person who could challenge the Will (i.e., a close relative or someone named in an earlier Will) should probably get legal advice, not only for the wording of the Will but also about the way the Will should be executed. When a lawyer prepares a Will, he or she makes sure the wording and execution is done as required by law. If there is a possibility of the Will being challenged for fraud, forgery, or lack of competence, there are ways to safeguard the Will. For example, a qualified medical witness might be present at the signing, several other witnesses might be present at the execution ceremony, and the ceremony might be videotaped and copies of the recording placed in safekeeping.
Will contests can eat up an estate and deprive all the heirs of their share of property, so its worthwhile to safeguard against them.