Unequal inheritances and no-contest clauses
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law
If a man dies and leaves his estate in an uncertain condition, the lawyers become his heirs. Edgar Watson
When people think about dividing their assets among their loved ones when they die, they very often take for granted that anything that they leave as an inheritance will be divided equally among their children. While this makes sense, it is not the right result in all situations. Estate planning is personal to each family’s situation and the disposition of the estate should reflect the wishes of the giver--whether anyone inside or outside the family would agree.