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Can my siblings be forced to honor the Will?

The above audio is an excerpt from my January 2015 appearance on the Think Radio Program “In Legal Terms” which is part of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Network.

There is no legal requirement for a person to make a Will. It is estimated that over fifty percent (50%) of people die without a Will. There is no statute which says that a Will must be probated, meaning that the Will is filed and registered with the applicable County Chancery/Probate Court. However, heirs to the Will can force the Will to be probated through a Court action, if necessary; thereby forcing the Executor to honor the terms and provisions of the Will under the supervision of the Court.

By |2018-01-26T13:02:54+00:00January 26th, 2018| Wills Estate & Trusts|

About the Author:

With over twenty-seven (27) years of experience in the business world, including nineteen (19) years in the practice of law, Keith C. Kantack brings a significant amount of experience and training to the practice of law. His practice areas include Corporate/Business Law, Tax Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Estate Planning and Administration, Commercial Transactions, Selected Litigation, and Mediation and Arbitration. Keith is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance (BBA) (1986) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) (1987), and he is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law (1996), and the University of Florida School of Law where he obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) (2001). He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Mississippi Bar. Before returning to law school Keith was a Senior Bond Underwriter for a major insurance company in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama.