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New Stepmom, Does Will holdup

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? TX
My dad is getting remarried and according to his wife she does not want him to change anything concerning the previous will he had. When my dad passes away is the previous will, which does not state anything concerning his new wife, still valid or will her rights as a spouse supersede the will? Thanks

Dandy Don

Senior Member
She will have certain rights to a portion of his estate as a surviving spouse (depending on how long she has been married to him), so your dad needs to be consulting a probate attorney if he hasn't already done so, so that he can plan in advance to set aside any monies or property she may be entitled to and provide for that in the will, or find out if he can officially disinherit her by leaving her nothing and explaining his reason for doing so in the will so that she won't be able to contest it.

DANDY DON IN OKLAHOMA ([email protected])

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