will contest

noun

: 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

Note: 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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“Will contest.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/will%20contest. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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