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will contest

noun

Legal Definition of will contest

  1. :  a dispute or proceeding (as a trial) begun by one who objects to probate of a will on the ground that it is invalid — see also no contest clause

Additional Notes on will contest

The party who contests the will has the burden of proof, and the personal representative of the estate must defend it. Will contests must be brought within a time period prescribed by statute, and in some states are heard by a jury.


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