Prineville, OR asked in Probate for Oregon

Q: Dad left a will to include four beneficiaries. Dad sold house one month prior to death. Money was put in savings. Only 1

Child benefited from it. Is that legal?

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Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: More information is needed to answer your question, including whether the child who received the savings account was a joint owner of the account or a payable on death beneficiary of the account and what were the circumstances surrounding your father's decision to effectively change his estate plan and disinherit the other three beneficiaries named in the will. If your father was competent and was not subject to undue influence, he is entitled to do what he wants with his money. You should consult with an attorney to determine how best to proceed.

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