Nicole: Okay. I do have clients every now and then who have a child or multiple children who are undeserving of an inheritance. The good news is, you can disinherit a child. However, it needs to be explicitly stated in your estate planning documents that you do not want to provide for that child. If it is not enough to just omit them from your documents, there is a statute that helps bring in omitted children into an estate plan because they might have been omitted accidentally.

For example, some people have one child, in their estate plan they provide for that one child, and a couple of years later, they have another child, they don’t update their documents, and then they pass. Well, that second child was accidentally omitted. That is entirely different than specifically saying, “I do not want to provide for this child.” It has to say that in your documents.