Step 3: Update your Will with a disinheritance clause
After considering who you can legally disinherit and deciding that disinheritance is the correct decision, you can ensure that someone is removed as a beneficiary by updating or creating your Last Will and Testament. You may wish to include a reason in your Will. Understand that these words will be your last communication to this person.
It’s important to make a Last Will as clear as possible because this document is a personal statement that comes into effect after death. This means that once you pass away, there is no option to ask you for clarification. For this reason, declining to mention an heir entirely can leave a Will open to dispute. To avoid this from happening, clearly describe who you are disinheriting in your Will.