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Can a parent leave an adult child out of their will, without

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Can a parent leave an adult child out of their will, without any mention of the adult child
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  John Legal replied 6 years ago.

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Yes, a parent can leave a child out of their Will without any mention of the child. A parent is within full legal rights to disinherit an adult child. Nor is there a requirement that the parent mention the child at all in the Will.


Many times when a Will is drafted an attorney will mention the adult child to make it clear that the parent did not just "forget" the child. This is not a legal requirement.


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