Protecting Assets after a Second Marriage

This column first appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and other Hearst Newspapers on May 6, 2019.


Dear Mr. Premack: My parents had three children, and eventually they divorced. When in his 70’s my father remarried. She had two daughters from her first marriage. She and dad had a lawyer draw up Wills at the same time, which said that the first to die between them would get everything, and that on the second death everything would go equally the five children. After dad died, she probated his Will and received all his funds. About a two years later, she died. When her Will went to probate, we found out she had re-written her Will to leave everything to her daughters. Is there any legal action we can take to challenge this new Will she made? – D.N.