I get two kinds of calls all the time in the office related to contesting a will. The first kind of call comes from someone who believes they have been wronged by someone in their will.
Imagine someone doesn’t get something they thought they had something coming to them and they are angry – that’s the first part.
The second kind of call I get all the time surrounding a will contest is someone that wants to create a will and is concerned that someone will be angry about what they do and want to contest.
I’m here to tell you that in 95% of the cases, there’s is absolutely nothing you can do in the first instance, and there is absolutely nothing to worry about in the second.
To break it down real quick, there are three basic reasons to contest a will:
1. The will was not executed correctly.
2. The person executing their will was not of sound mind.
3. The person executing their will was under duress.
If your situation includes one of these three factors then you may want to consider contesting a will. If not, we can still chat, but it’s very likely I’m going to have to tell you you are out of luck.
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