Adam Sandler quoted in NJ.com article, “Can children from a first marriage contest a will?”January 3, 2019
As seen in NJ.com, December 11, 2018
Can children from a first marriage contest a will?
Q. Can children of the first marriage contest a will? If they can, is it ever successful?
— Just asking
A. There are several scenarios when someone may contest a will.
In order to do so, a person must have “standing.”
Generally, a person has standing in two situations, said Adam Sandler, an attorney with Einhorn Barbarito in Denville.
First, the person would be the decedent’s heir by law and would inherit under the laws of intestacy if the will is declared invalid.
Second, a person could have standing if there was a prior will in which the person is a named beneficiary, and the prior will would be reinstated if the subsequent will was set aside.
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