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Well, it is more of a generic question. If a person dies and the will leaves a certain amount for the spouse and children (whom are all above 30) and it is perceived that they didn't leave a sufficient amount for an individual be it the spouse or child, who has a legal right to challenge the distribution of the will ? and on what grounds ?
That's great. Is there a rule of thumb ? say a husband died leaving a wife and five children.
Is there a percentage split which would be considered reasonable ? I know that answer would depend on the size of the estate but if you can work on the basis of it being enough to cater for all of their needs
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