My deceased boyfriend's son made himself executor of my boyfriend's Will. I was unable to read the Will and not know exactly how much, or what he left me, leaving the son to give me what he wanted me have. Shouldn't the Will have been read by the Attorney that made the Will? And shouldn't I, who lived with the deceased ,as a wife but not married to him, be present at the reading of the Will that was never read by an Attorney. I was told by my boyfriend of 6 years, before he was deceased, that he would leave me the trailer. I was given $15,000 by his son who made himself executor of my deceased boyfriend's Will and Estate. All responses and advice, good or bad will be appreciated greatly. Thank you.
Since you did not marry your boyfriend (I assume) then his Will disposed of his estate. As a result the Will is controlling. Absent an argument for civil union which is both unlikely and expensive to prove, you likely do not have a claim to object.
It seems that you have not seen the Will although you received money from you boyfriend's estate. The answer to your question is yes, you may contest the Will. First, however, you must see the Will to determine whether the terms of the Will were not followed. If the son will not provide you with a copy of the Will, contact an attorney who can help you work with the probate court.
This reply does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship.
Yes. You may contest will. However, viability of contest depends on several facts not provided;
-terms of will;
-how title to BF assets was held
Consult probate counsel who canl research title and demand copy of will for you.
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