Will Contests: How to Avoid Them?

            When preparing your will be sure to speak with your family regarding your inheritance decisions. This is especially important if you are planning to leave more money to one child than another. Often time’s children can feel slighted and hurt when a parent leaves a larger share of the inheritance to their sibling. That child may even consider contesting the will.

             This can all be avoided by simply informing your children before hand of your decisions and the reasons for them. This gives your children the opportunity to express their feelings and ask you questions regarding your decisions. This conversation can limit hurt feelings and will reduce the chances of your child contesting the will after your death.