Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Washington

If there is a will leaving 5 equal amounts distributed,since 1 has passed away. Now 1 of the others is moving back into the deceased home and property after being vacant 3plus years. Do we contest the will?

Asked on 5/02/10, 1:28 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Ann Sattler Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S.

Your question unfortunately is not very clear. You can only contest the will if the decedent's capacity is at issue or the decedent was unduly influeced in drafting his/her will and you must do so within 4 months of admitting the will to probate (unless no notice to beneficiaries of probate given). If the house was given to the remaining 4 and 1 is going to live there, he/she would owe fair market rent to the others.

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Answered on 5/07/10, 1:38 pm
Charles Cruikshank Cruikshank Law Office-Since 1975

Your question did not provide enough information to give a precise answer, but you probably need to do something or you risk losing out on rights that you may have in the estate.

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Answered on 5/07/10, 3:10 pm


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