Can an adopted stepdaughter be a beneficiary to a will? My grandfather left most of his assets to the step-daughter, when she isn't even a relative by blood. My dad and we are the surviving relatives. Can we contest the will?

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You haven't specified which state you're from. But, according to the state laws, anyone can be appointed as beneficiary. So, even if she would have been a complete stranger and not the adopted daughter, if she was left the estate in the will, she's entitled to it. You can evidently contest, but I don't think it's going to serve much purpose, unless there is some unethical practices involved.

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