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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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Re Wills, Apols yes of course am in WA, No this is a general

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Hi
JA: Hi. How can we help?
Customer: Re Wills
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Apols yes of course am in WA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No this is a general query in relation to whether a "foster child" is classified as a "step child " - I have searched some documents and cannot find any reference to a "foster child" relating to will and whether a foster child (in WA) can contest a will
JA: Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't really know if I need anything else - sorry - this is a general query
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Daniel replied 2 months ago.

Hello
Yes a foster child can contest a will.

They can be defined as a dependant and can contest the will if they choose to.

I would suggest that the person who drafts the will should do so with leaving percentage of the estate to go to the foster child, so that they will not claim anything further.

I wish to help you in this situation.

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