Q: My husband did not include me in his will. Am I correct in believing that the court will deem the will - renounced ?
A: You as the surviving spouse have a limited period of time to elect against the will after your spouse dies. It is not done for you automatically. If you are in this situation you should hire a probate attorney to help you immediately. The most you can receive by electing against the will is half of your deceased spouse’s estate. The exact percentage depends on who else survived your spouse.
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