Disinheritance.  Is that legal?

Disinheritance.  Is that legal?

Can a person who passes away choose to not leave anything to a surviving child? How about not leaving anything to a surviving spouse?

The short answer is:  Yes, the decedent may disinherit anyone that he or she so chooses, even a child or spouse.

A person who chooses to not leaving anything to a spouse or child would be well-advised to have a Will or Trust created by an estate planning attorney.  This will insure that suitable safeguards are  included that will protect the Will or Trust from being overturned or thrown out by a court.


Author: Barry Peters. For additional easy-to-understand information on Wills, Trusts, and Probate, call attorney Barry Peters’ offices at (208) 939-2600 for your expedited appointment for a FREE OFFICE CONSULTATION or visit his Q & A pages at BarryPeters-Law.com/common-questions. As always, your total satisfaction is guaranteed by Barry Peters, Attorney at Law, where all clients receive individual attention to the details of their unique circumstances.

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