Spousal and Other Beneficiary Rights

Spousal Rights

A spouse is entitled to what’s called an “elective share” which is the greater of $50,000.00 or one-third (1/3) of the Estate. That means a spouse cannot be disinherited. As such, if a Will disinherits a spouse, that spouse can file a spousal right of election within six months after an executor is appointed.

The Levin Law Group can assist in filing a spousal right of election and if necessary, challenging the validity of the Will altogether.

Beneficiary Rights

If you are a beneficiary of an estate and believe your rights are not being properly protected by the Administrator or Executor of an Estate, we can assist. If you received a Waiver of Citation for an Administration or Probate proceeding, Contact Us prior to signing it and waiving your rights. We will review the waiver, the circumstances of each particular case and advise on the best course of action.