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Old 05-14-2018, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Who can file to invalidate a will in Texas?

Who can file to invalidate a will in Texas?

Does it have to be a family member or somebody actually named in the will or somebody expecting funds?

I am none of the above but I know the will floating around is not what the deceased wanted and not his final document. But I don't have the final document right now either.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Who can file to invalidate a will in Texas?

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Does it have to be a family member or somebody actually named in the will or somebody expecting funds?

I am none of the above
Then stay out of it unless you like the idea of spending $10000 to $20000 on attorney fees for a wild goose chase.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Who can file to invalidate a will in Texas?

I wish to inform you that the Texas Probate Code defines "interested persons," in relevant part, to be: children, heirs, devisees, spouses, creditors, or any others having a property right in, or claim against, the estate being administered . . ." In order to contest a will, you must be an "interested party." The interest referred to must be a pecuniary one, held by the party either as an individual or in a representative capacity, which will be affected by the probate or defeat of the will. That means you must have a financial interest. An interest resting on sentiment or sympathy, or any other basis other than gain or loss of money or its equivalent, is insufficient.

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who can file to invalidate a will in Texas?

Before moving to invalidate the will you should check if there was any witness to the will (in Texas a witness is not necessary to validate the will). If there was one you can gather information to guide you.
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