taking against the will

Definition of "taking against the will"
  1. The decision of a surviving spouse to reject what they inherited in the deceased spouse's will, favoring the portion state law permits
How to use "taking against the will" in a sentence
  1. The wife considered taking against the will to receive a larger portion of her late husband's estate.
  2. He knew taking against the will would allow him to claim a bigger part of his deceased wife's property.
  3. While taking against the will wasn't her first choice, she knew it would best serve her financial needs.

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