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Category: Estate Law
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Experience:  Experienced in Trust and Succession Law, including Louisiana Laws
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In this situation Richsrd Garots is an only child. His

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In this situation Richsrd Garots is an only child. His mother Mary named her niece executer. But the niece also wrote the will and trust. And Mary never read it. Is it true that only the executer can get the short slip?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 11 months ago.
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IF Mary signed the will and trust agreeing to it, then it would generally be presumed to be valid, even though Mary's niece wrote the will and trust. Richard would have to seek to file in court to invalidate the will and trust based on self dealing and undue influence if the niece wrote the will and trust for her benefit and not Richard's benefit who was the legal heir.
He needs a local probate attorney to represent him if the niece/executor is not providing him the proper share of his inheritance.
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