Can You Disinherit a Child in Massachusetts?
There are many reasons people make the decision to leave assets to some but not all of their children. This is a deeply personal decision, and it is your right to make it.
What you should know is that Massachusetts law allows you to do this, but there also is specific language you should use in your estate planning documents to be sure that your wishes are honored by the court.
Put simply, it needs to be clear to the probate court that you knowingly omitted a child from your will. If you fail to mention that child in your will at all, they might argue that it was an oversight. If you mention them but fail to be clear about the distribution of assets, they might argue mistake.
Learn more here about disinheriting a child in Massachusetts.
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