Does my niece have grounds for contesting her husband's will? 2 Answers as of March 30, 2015

My niece's husband died 2 weeks after they were married. Her husband had an appointment with a lawyer to change his will but died before doing so. Does she have any grounds for contesting the will?

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Terrell Law Office L.L.C
Terrell Law Office L.L.C | Joshua T. Terrell
A spouse generally has the choice to "elect against" a will and wills can always be contested. But contested does not always mean successfully contested.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 3/30/2015
Richard J. Keyes Attorney at Law | Richard J. Keyes
Since the husband's will was done prior to his marriage, the wife is an omitted spouse. In Missouri, she can claim her intestate share as an omitted spouse. She needs to see an attorney as soon as possible as there are statutes of limitations in probate cases that are very strict. These statutes of limitations are very short. If she does not act in time, then she may not get anything.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 3/27/2015
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