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By: Scott Grossman on October 17th, 2016

Joe Jackson can’t Contest Appointment of Executors

Joe Jackson was denied the right to challenge the appointment of the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate.  Judge Beckloff, the Los Angeles probate court judge who made this decision, got it right.  The will was already admitted to probate. Joe Jackson does not inherit under the will.

Why can’t Joe Jackson Contest the Executors?

Since Jackson takes nothing under the will, (meaning he had no stake in the outcome) he couldn’t challenge the executor.  If someone who got nothing under the will could challenge the appointment then that would allow anyone with an opinion and enough money to hire a lawyer the ability to tie up probate.


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