Knoxville, TN asked in Probate for Tennessee

Q: ln a family of step parent and parent have matching wills can the child of the deceased parent still be upon step death

My father passed away, when he passed he and my step mom had matching wills. She had mental health issues and past away from dementia, prior to her death her will was changed even though she had dementia. Is the original will in effect? Does this void the will and give their family all rights to every part of the will even though she was given guardianship to her brother prior to her passing? Is there any actions that can be taken by the original beneficiaries? I cant afford a $3500.00 lawyer to find out but I do need help.

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Frank J. Steiner
Frank J. Steiner
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you were a stated beneficiary in a will that was revoked by a new will while your Mother was diagnosed with dementia, you may have standing to bring a will contest.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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