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I have two daughters who are total opposites. The eldest is a dutiful, moral, stable wife, while the other is a twice-divorced layabout. I have made a will leaving my house and estate to the first-born. Would the youngest have any success if she decided to contest the will?

Unless you were supporting her financially at the time of your death it’s most unlikely that she could contest your will successfully. You should state the reasons why you are not providing for your daughter in a letter (preferably drawn up by a solicitor) to be kept with your will. This would certainly deter a potential claim.

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