Generally speaking people can do whatever they want in their will sand the court will enforce their wishes. However, there are some controversial things that are done in wills that a court might disallow.
People have been known to do all sorts of strange things with their wills.
Some people attempt to control the behavior of others through the provisions in their wills and others seek to punish people for slights or out of spite. Most of the time, however, courts will enforce these provisions.
On the other hand, some things are so controversial that a court might not enforce them.
Recently, the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog published a list of things courts generally do not allow in an article titled “Controversial Will Provisions.”
The list includes:
If you have questions about anything that you can or cannot do with your will, be sure to talk to an experienced estate planning attorney about them.
Reference: Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog (November 13, 2014) “Controversial Will Provisions“
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