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A will contest, also known as a “will challenge,” is a legal action in which the validity of a will is challenged. An objectant is a person who challenges the validity of a will. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as the belief that the will was not properly executed or that the person who made the will was not of sound mind when it was created.

To contest a will, an objectant must typically file a lawsuit in probate court, which is the court that handles matters related to wills and estates. The objectant must present evidence to support their claim that the will is invalid. If the court determines that the will is invalid, it may be set aside and an earlier will or the laws of intestate succession will be used to determine how the deceased person’s assets should be distributed.

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