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My husband s ex-wife (single) died. She left everything to the 22 year old and nothing to the minor children. Can we fight this? Live in OK?

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  • 1 year ago

    You could but understand that a judge will usually find in favor of a Will it is the dying wish of the deceased therefore you could spend a small fortune and see nothing. Think wisely and also fighting something like this it could take a longtime to see any financial benefit if any. Many lawyers will tell you if it is even worth the effort too fighting it.

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  • Tepee
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Yes you could contest her Will but you'll need to discuss the situation with an attorney to see if your objections could be valid in court.

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  • mmm
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    1. she could only name one person on her life insurance and retirement accounts - if you've had any, you would know

    2. why would you want to fight it? did you want to take some of that money to raise the other children (that's not what that's for)

    3. why would you care or feel the need to have any input on this subject?

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Your husband and you have no standing to contest a will, much less the beneficiary provisions of life insurance and retirement funds. HER minor children (not yours) might be able to fight successfully for some of those funds, but it would be very difficult as there are generally no laws mitigating "unfair" estate plans except for probate estates and will contests.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You can't "fight" someone else's will. It's possible this 22 year-old has instructions to 'share the wealth' with his/her siblings. But people are allowed to bequeath their estates in any manner they see fit.

    • opinionated
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      money left cannot have stipulation with it, such as to share or not to buy a motorcycle

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Nope, no can do. The whole point of a will, and also naming beneficiaries of other accounts, is so people can distribute their money any way they want. Your husband has no valid or legal reason to challenge this.

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  • D C
    Lv 5
    1 year ago

    Its the deceased wishes and while you can fight anything in court, its not right for you to do it. How would you like your last wishes stomped on??

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  • 1 year ago

    There is no "we" involved since it has nothing to do with you. There is no reason in the world your husbands ex wife would have left you anything so no you can not fight it since it is none of your business. There is also no reason she would have listed a minor as the beneficiary of her life insurance since an adult would need to pay off her funeral and whatever other expenses she has left behind

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  • David
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    As the saying goes, anybody can sue anybody for any reason. However, the most likely result of trying is...

    1) You waste a lot of money

    2) You get counter-sued by the 22 year old

    3) The 22 year old wins.

    4) You have to pay the 22 year old's legal costs, as well as your own.

    Or in other words, there is a 99.99% chance that you end up with a lot less money than you have now. Plus you greatly plss off the 22 year old in the process. Smooth move.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You need to see a solicitor. The answer will depend on a lot, in the UK if he was paying maintenance towards them before death they would be seen as dependants and have a good chance of winning something. Challenging life insurance recipients is very difficult, as this is a contract with the life insurance company, not the estate - so you can probably forget that money unless you believe fraud was involved.

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