Asked in Estate Planning for Texas

Q: Have copy "Last Will and Testament" that deceased gave me. A few days before passing his brother had it re-done

Is that legal......its not the money its the fact of how Lawyers can do that.....the same Lawyer that did the original one

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Jeffery Butler
Jeffery Butler
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Rockwall, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The deceased could have made up his mind to change his will at any time, and had a lawyer that he trusted redo it or make an amendment. If you believe it was done under duress, undue influence, or if the deceased wasn't of sound mind and memory at the time the will was updated, you can challenge the terms of the new will on those facts. Your situation is very fact specific to try to answer without more details. I would recommend contacting a probate attorney near you if you feel there is enough to challenge the new will.

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