in terrorum clause

What is an In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause?

My late mother used to say no one owes you an inheritance, but what did she mean? Wouldn’t most people expect to inherit from their parent? The answer is that a will reflects the testator’s wishes, not their heirs’ expectations. Hence the In Terrorem or “No Contest” Clause. Most of the time, people want to […]
  • Posted by Deborah E. Kaminetzky
  • On March 23, 2017
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