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HOW DO I FIND OUT IF SOMEONE HAD TWO WILLS BUT ONLY HAD ONE GIVEN TO THE COURT?

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I BELIEVE A FAMILY MEMBER HAD TWO WILLS AND I WAS IN ONE OF THEM, BUT THE ONE I WAS IN WAS NOT GIVEN TO THE COURTS AND EVERYTHING WAS LEFT TO THE OTHER PERSON.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

The Last Will and Testament which was submitted to the Probate Court must be the last Will which was executed by the Testator. All prior Wills are revoked upon the signing of a new Will.  If you are the beneficiary of the last Will executed you must bring it to the attention of the Probate Court.

If the Will submitted to the Court is the last Will executed, and you feel that the person now inheriting all of the property coerced the family member into executing the new Will, your only option is to challenge the execution of the Will under the theory of undue influence.   This is not an easy task and will require the assistance of an attorney.

Margaret L. Cross-Beliveau, Esq., LL.M.

Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on since each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. A lawyer experienced in the subject area and licensed to practice in the jurisdiction should be consulted for legal advice.

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