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Who can contest a will in NC?

Only persons with standing can file a will caveat. This includes beneficiaries of the probated will, beneficiaries of a prior will, persons who would have inherited if there was no will, children, and a spouse.
“Standing” means the person has a recognized right or capacity to bring the litigation. Here are a couple of examples:

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Timeline in Will Contest Litigation in NC

In the video link:  , NC Estate litigation attorney, Kirk Sanders, explains the steps in a Will Contest a/k/a Will Caveat or Challenging a Last Will & Testament. Will Caveat cases follow the normal superior court level cases with a few twists.

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