No Contest Clause in Wills

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No contest clauses are a common addition to California wills, but have recently come up against substantial debate as to their usefulness and validity. In fact, new legislation has been passed that will make no contest clauses invalid and unenforceable in California courts, regardless of the wishes of the testator who created the will. This new legislation has come under some scrutiny, and opponents argue that it violates a testator's right to create a contract according to his or her own terms.

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