37. Who can contest a will?

Any person with a financial stake in the outcome of the potential contest may make such a contest. Usual examples include a child or spouse who was excluded from the will, a child who receives a lesser portion of the estate 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 intestacy.

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