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Asked on: 2/02/13, 5:28 am

can a step mother exclude step children in a new will, after the birth father dies, in Washington State ?

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Answered on: 2/08/13, 9:42 am by Matthew Johnson

Yes, almost every state as far as I know has permitted a step-mother to exclude the birth children of a former spouse However the full effectiveness would require a careful look at the father's will, to determine if any trusts or controls were put into place to limit the ability for the step mother to gift left assets.

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