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March 18, 2013

Wills and Estates

Writing Your Will

Can I disinherit my spouse and children?

You usually can’t disinherit your spouse, but in every state except Louisiana you may disinherit your children. Your intent to disinherit must be express—that is, it has to be stated in writing.

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>>Can I disinherit my spouse and children?

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