Challenge a Will Law

Challenge a Will Legal Issues

Challenge a Will Law:

Most wills pass through probate without any issues, because it is very difficult to challenge a will. A will is a legal document that represents the desires of the testator. Since the testator is no longer here, the court places a high degree of importance on the will. However, it is possible to challenge a will or contest the will validity.

To challenge a will, the contester must have a connection to the will and be harmed by the contents of the will. The contester must be named in the will or would have inherited assets if the person died without a will.

If you successfully challenge a will, it can be completely or partially voided.

Challenge a Will Legal Issues:

Typically the most common challengers are spouses and other immediate family members. Common reasons to contest a will are:

  • Lack of Physical or Mental Capacity
  • Fraud, Forgery or Undue Influence Claims
  • Mistakes
  • Significant Changes from a prior Will
  • Disinheriting Children or Spouse

There must be a valid reason for a will dispute. Dissatisfaction with the inheritance distribution is not a reason to Challenge a will.

What a Will Challenge Lawyer can do for you:

If you have a valid reason for challenging a will, a will contest lawyer can assist you compile your case. A lawyer can help you prove Fraud, Undue Influence, Mistakes, Tortuous Interference or Testamentary Capacity issues.

Since time is usually critical a Will Contest lawyer who is familiar with probate court proceedings can assure that all documentation is submitted correctly, timely and help present your case.

Lawyer Referral Service:

To find an attorney experienced in Will Challenges contact Attorney Search Network. We can help find a Will Contest lawyer who will help you with your legal issue.

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