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Ontario|Wills & Estates
151 Contesting or challenging a Will If you are not provided for in the will of a family member or a close friend, you may want to consider challenging the validity of the will. While there may be a good reason why you were left out, there may also be other possibilities.
There are several ways to challenge a will. In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to claim that the will maker did not know and understand the nature and effect of the gifts made under the will. Where the will represents a dramatic change, you may want to look at the circumstances surrounding the signing of the will. A person's will may not be valid if it was signed under pressure from a family member or other person.
If you think you have been unfairly excluded from a will, you should consult with a lawyer to determine whether you have legal grounds to challenge the will. If you do, your lawyer can help you start the necessary court proceedings.
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