Any person with a financial stake in the outcome of the potential To challenge the validity of an unfavorable claim through court proceedings. may make such a contest. Usual examples include a child or spouse who was excluded from the A legal document which expresses a person’s final wishes about what happens to their property after they pass away, often specifically identifying intended beneficiaries for specific items of property., a child who receives a lesser portion of the The assets and liabilities left behind by a decedent. than their siblings, children who don’t think a local charity should get all their parent’s assets, or anyone who was treated more favorably in an earlier will or through the laws of The type of estate for a person who passed away without having made a valid will. Intestacy laws define who should receive the decedent’s assets..