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Can you remove a person from being a beneficiary in a will

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Can you remove a person from being a beneficiary in a will if they caused emotional distress/interfered in hospital care/wanted the person to die/never helped care for the person? My Grandmother left a will, however 2 of the children caused her tremendous turmoil before she died and they told her told her face she was terminal - said she was going down-hill in front of her - my Grandmother was very sensitive about this and would get upset when they would visit. 3 days ater her funeral, they offered to come over to "get rid" of her things. This has no reflection on my Grandmother, just them. ANy suggestions??
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 4 years ago.
Has the testator died?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
My Grandmother died in Nov 2009.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 4 years ago.
The will would be carried out as written unless one challenges it on basis of fraud, duress or lack of mental capacity at time of execution.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
duress? Do I have any options? What about the Slayer statute? I am not kiiding. My Grandmother died on the day of her discharge from the hospital - they layed her down after a tube-feeding - she aspirated and died - that is being handled by a different group of attorneys. However, this person (her daughter) was strongly opposed to the tube-feeding for my Grandmother and we believe she and her husband (who is a M.D.) may have bullied the doctors at the hospital to use the tube-feeding against my Grandmother. It is very unusual for a hospital to make a "mistake" like this. I guess I would have to prove it but I am certainly willing to do it - should I talk to the med mal attorneys or hire my own private investigator?
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 4 years ago.
If you can prove the beneficiary killed the testator, you could void the inheritance. You would need a lawyer and investigator to pursue it and it would be expensive. some wills also say that if you challenge them and lose, you get nothing yourself.
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