she has left me out of her will, can i contest and win?
Admin of what? Her Estate? Your father's estate?
If you challenge the will, the likely outcome is that her assets will pass by intestate succession. Since you are not her child, you will likely receive nothing through intestate succession. Thus challenging the will would be pointless.
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Your post makes no sense as posted (I am assuming this is a death occuring in Georgia). You don't sign a stepmother's will (so there's nothing you can be tricked into signing) , and you have no legal right to inherit from a stepmother, even if the will was void. (In other words, a stepchild contesting a will they are not in is an exercise in meaningless futility - if the will is valid you're left out, and if it's not valid, you get nothing).
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I agree with Attorney Ashman. Your summary does not make sense. You have not included any of the information necessary to try to determine what is going on. Who is the decedent? Your stepmother? You say that she tricked you into "signing her as administrator." What does this mean? You agreed for her to be administrator of your father's estate? What does that have to do with being tricked and where you are at, now? Whether your stepmother acted as administrator for your father's estate or not has nothing to do with HER estate, if that is what your questions relate to.
Because you have not given us any information to go on, all we can do is speculate. That will not get you any kind of reasonable answer. Please feel free to post additional details and we will try to help.
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You have no claim as a stepchild, unless she legally adopted you. If you are not in the will, you have no claim.
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Decatur, Ga. 30033
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