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Contesting a legally drawn will on the basis of fair apportionment - Right or Wrong?


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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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    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.

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    Galadriel Arwen 4 years ago

    When my grandparents were sick or needed money my folks stepped up; did not advertise. At their demise their home was willed to my folks. One sibling understood, the other contested and lost at cost. Why? Greed!


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    Thanks a lot for that comment, which I agree with, tho' fortunately I don't think I have any problem with the lawyer currently involved. I do understand the benefactor's reasons for apportioning things in the way chosen, but sadly one relative doesnt


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    Galadriel Arwen 4 years ago

    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.


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    Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago

    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.