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Subject:  Re: Discouragement Date:  9/14/2007  2:06 PM
Author:  warrl Number:  4379 of 5255

MIL told us she wrote them out of the will. I really hope so.

Warning: certain people are pretty much entitled to be mentioned in a will. If they are omitted, they can challenge the will on that basis and probably win a piece of the estate - a more-or-less equal share, plus perhaps their legal costs for the challenge.

Note, however, that the slightest mention qualifies. The will can contain a "The following people get absolutely nothing" paragraph, and that does it.
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