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#1 riptorn



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

If a person dies without a will can they disinherit a family member on there death bed by stating that fact ? And how legal is a letter written to that fact by a lawyer and family member who say they witnessed this action ?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Is this letter considered this person's valid will? If not, then you may want to visit the Estate Planning Center and read What Happens If You Die Without a Will? as a good resource to learn more about this topic.

#3 pg1067


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

The only way to "disinherit" someone is though a legally valid will. Whether the deathbed statement you described would be valid depends on the state in which it occurred.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:20 AM


The only way to "disinherit" someone is though a legally valid will.

The Person who to lawyer is Govt sector..

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

californiawills, you may want to run your posts by someone else before posting, because they're difficult to understand (and when you quote someone else's words, please put them inside quotation marks).

I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics.  If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable.  Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.  :)

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