no contest clause

Definition of "no contest clause"
  1. A provision in a will designed to discourage beneficiaries from disputing its terms. Upon unsuccessful challenge, such beneficiary often gets nothing from the will. Its enforceability varies by state laws
How to use "no contest clause" in a sentence
  1. The no contest clause in her grandmother's will kept her from contesting the distribution of the appliances.
  2. With a no contest clause in his father's will, he should think twice before disputing over the family cabin.
  3. She decided not to challenge the will due to its no contest clause, unwilling to risk her inheritance.

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