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Asked on: 12/20/11, 12:06 pm

Do I need a lawyer to contest a will. My uncle died 11/10/2011 .I'm his only niece he left a large estate .I'm name in the will but he promise me more than the will says. I talked to his lawyer and he said the will had not been changed, I received a copy of the will and it had a codicil in it and it has been changed Everyone in the will is not related at all,it even named a foster child who is 57 years old.he get 300,000 dollars and I get 3,000 can I fight this.Its was changed on 11/7/2011 and he died 3 days later.he was 96 years old.The personal representative is a friend not family members he left the house and everything to his foster( man) child and friends not family

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