No-Contest Clause

Question

Does the WillMaker will contain a no-contest clause?

Answer

No. The Quicken WillMaker will does not include a no-contest clause. Many people believe that including a no-contest clause will dissuade any would-be beneficiaries from challenging the will. However, most states will not uphold a no-contest clause if the challenger has a good reason to object to the will – for example, if the challenger shows that the will is not valid because the signer's name was forged. Other states go further and do not uphold no-contest clauses for any reason. Our will does not include a no-contest clause because they give the will maker a false sense of security about possible will challenges, when in reality, such clauses are often not enforced.

Learn more about no-contest clauses here: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/no-contest-clauses-wills-trusts.html

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