Ask an Attorney - Can I Renounce or Dispute a Will?

Ask an Attorney - Can I Renounce or Dispute a Will?

It is possible to renounce or disclaim a will or disclaim a will. Watch this video to learn more about reasons why you may want to renounce or dispute a will with regard to an inheritance you may receive and the potential consequences.


Can I Renounce or Dispute a Will?


Examples in the video include situations involving creditors and taxes. If you have creditors and any inheritance you would receive would be taken by your creditors to pay your debts or because by receiving the inheritance your estate would be subject to a greater tax because of the inheritance.

If you die before the person you would receive an inheritance from, you cannot direct where the property will go if you disclaim your share but you can make an informed choice so that the inheritance will pass on according to the alternatives set out by the person who plans to include you as their beneficiary.