Can Minors Contest a Will?
Yes. A minor can contest a will. Usually, a parent will begin contesting a will as “next friend” of the minor. That is the same procedure used in Texas for all lawsuits where a minor is a party. Someone may also be appointed as guardian of the child and start a challenge to a will. What happens if no will contest is filed? In that case, the minor has two years after he reaches eighteen to begin contesting the will. If the person doesn’t start the will contest with two years of reaching eighteen, then he can’t contest it thereafter because of the statute of limitations.
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