Can the executor of the will contest the will

Asked almost 2 years ago - Salem, NH

brother escourted mother to the lawyer to change will.mother has has not worked in 30 years and lives at the grace of mother(courts words).brother has spent time in prison.

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  1. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr

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    Answered . An heir to the estate (including a child of the deceased person) can challenge the will whether or not he or she was designated as the Executor. The heir should retain counsel to challenge the will and decline to serve as Executor. Good luck to you.

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