Disinheriting a Loved One
As estate planning attorneys, it is not uncommon for us to be confronted with clients who, for whatever reason, make the decision to disinherit a family member. While a spouse is not legally permitted to completely disinherit a surviving spouse due to elective share statutes, there is no legal restriction from disinheriting children.
Here is a link to an article in last week’s New York Times, which discusses disinheritance from a child’s point of view. We thought it was interesting and worthwhile to share.
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