• Be under 24 years of age, or
  • Any age, but have a physical or mental impairment that renders you incapable of caring for yourself

If either of these circumstances are present, you may qualify as a forced heir and regardless of what your parent’s will states, you would have a right to receive a portion of the estate. 

Contesting the Will

If the circumstances for forced heirship are not present, your parent’s last will & testament will determine who inherits his estate.  If that is the case, the only option you would have is to look into whether there are any issues as to the validity of the last will and testament. 

If for some reason the last will and testament is invalid, then the laws of intestacy would apply, and likely result in you and your siblings receiving his estate. If you wish to pursue challenging the validity of the will, call Scott | Vicknair Law, Estate & Probate Division or contact us through the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation.