If some family beneficiaries (legatees) of a will believe that the relative apportionment of the inheritence is unfair, despite the benefactor being in full possession of their faculties, do you feel morally that they should contest it on grounds of fair play? I have been on one side of this problem, tho' at the moment I won't say which for fear of biasing the replies.
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Thank you Lisa. I really appreciate your view. I agree totally with everything you say, and the note about 'one beneficiary being particularly supportive at one time' is very relevent to my case. A general comment on all the answers will follow.
If a person was unduly influenced by another, then he or she was not of sound mind. Again I state that if a person of sound mind wants to leave someone something and makes a will that will should stand.
Thanks a lot browsing. I guess as Galadriel Arwen says, undue influence would render the person as 'not of sound mind'. In this case, I know there wasn't undue influence as no one even knew at the time that the will was being drawn up. Appreciated.
Ruth, your point 'in life you have the right to give your possessions to whom you choose, so why should this change in death?' seems a valid and good way of looking at this. I'm writing a general comment about these answers too. Thanks.