Before the Party's Over: The Arguments For and Against Pre-Death Will Contests

Volume 27 No. 2

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David L. Skidmore is a partner and Laura E. Morris an associate at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Your client realizes that the terms of her will are likely to disappoint some of the potential objects of her bounty. Can you ask the probate court to take evidence as to the validity of the will now, during the client’s lifetime, and make a determination that will be binding on the interested parties after her death?

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