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  1. will contest(Noun)

    A legal action brought to dispute the validity of a will.

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  1. Will contest

    A will contest, in the law of property, is a formal objection raised against the validity of a will, based on the contention that the will does not reflect the actual intent of the testator. Will contests generally focus on the assertion that the testator lacked testamentary capacity, was operating under an insane delusion, or was subject to undue influence or fraud. A will may be challenged in its entirety, or only in part. In many states, a legal presumption of undue influence arises when there is a finding of a confidential relationship, the active procurement of the will by the beneficiary and a substantial benefit to that beneficiary. For example, where a testator leaves property to the attorney who drew up the will. However, this is dependent on the circumstances of such a relationship and the burden is initially on the person contesting to show undue influence. As it is required for invalidation of a will, undue influence must amount to "over-persuasion, duress, force, coercion, or artful or fraudulent contrivances to such a degree that there is destruction of the free agency and will power of the one making the will. Mere affection, kindness or attachment of one person for another may not of itself constitute undue influence.” Heasley v. Evans, 104 So. 2d 854, 857

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of will contest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of will contest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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