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First, condolences on the loss of your father. There are a number of ways to challenge the validity of a will. One of the most common is undue influence - in which a person alleges that someone else had "too much influence" or "too much control" over the person whose will it is (the "testator"), and the will doesn't *really* reflect what the person wanted to do, or how he wanted to distribute his assets. It's not the easiest thing to do, and having an atty helps, and it certainly can be done. Other reasons are (1) whether the testator had capacity - meaning the mental ability to know what he was doing leaving his assets to whomever, (2) fraud, (3) forgery, or (4) later-prepared will, to name a few.
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