Depending on the grounds, the result of a will contest may be:
- Invalidity of the entire Last Will and Testament, resulting in an intestacy or reinstatement of an earlier Will.
- Invalidity of a clause or gift, requiring the court to decide which charity receives the charitable bequest, using the equitable doctrine of cy pres.
- Diminution of certain gifts, and increase of other gifts to the widowed spouse or orphaned children, who would now get their elective share.
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