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Contesting a will ! who pays lawyer fees

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if there is a valid will for person 'A' and already has been thru probate and person 'B' decides to contest the will ! who pays person 'B's lawyer fees? this would be in new jersey! thank you!

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You should consult a New Jersey lawyer for specifics, but generally the contestant would have to pay his or her own attorney's fees.

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Each litigant will likely have to pay for his or her own attorney fees.

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Good luck to you.

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