Worried about challenges to your estate plan? Make it no contest!
Abstract: No matter how clearly an estate plan communicates the deceased person’s wishes, there’s a chance that one or more family members will become disgruntled over the outcome and challenge the estate plan. One strategy for protecting a plan is to include a “no-contest” clause in the will or revocable trust (or both). This article explains how a “no-contest” clause works and provides alternative strategies that minimize incentives to challenge a plan.