Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Intentional Disinheritance of Children

In the United States outside of Louisiana, nothing must be left to children. They can be intentionally disinherited.

It is still recommended to leave something to children so they do not contest the will for undue influence or incapacity or something. Not only does this risk leaving them even more, the estates assets would be be consumed by legal fees defending against the contest.

No-Contest Clause

A no-contact clause, or in terrorem clause, deprives a beneficiary of his bequest if he contests the will unsuccessfully.