Fairfield NJ Estate Planning Attorney
When a Will Contest Arises, Our Lawyers Deliver
If your family’s estate administration is not proceeding as smoothly as you had hoped — if a will contest is pitting one relative against another — an experienced estate litigation attorney can bring order to the chaos you may be experiencing. For more than 40 years, the Faloni Law Group, LLC, has litigated matters in all Surrogates’ Courts in the metropolitan area. Our Fairfield NJ estate planning attorney at our law offices can handle any matter involving wills, trusts and estate litigation in an efficient and effective manner.
A will, trust or similar estate planning component can be contested on several grounds, each with its own set of complications. The increase in blended and second families, resulting from late-in-life marriages, has fostered increasingly complex issues in the distribution of estates.
It is crucial that highly experienced lawyers be retained to ensure that the intent of the decedent is properly defended. At the Faloni Law Group, LLC, you can depend on our proven expertise and keen client commitment to get the results you need.
Some of the grounds upon which a will can be contested are:
UNDUE INFLUENCE – undue influence occurs when a will is changed by the influence of a person. However the influence must be Undue influence which is influence by which a person is induced to act otherwise than by their own free will or without adequate attention to the consequences. Undue influence is one of the litigated will contest.
- An improperly executed will
- Mental competence of the testator
- Suspicion that the will was a product of fraud or undue influence
- Disagreement over proof of heirs
- A second will is discovered
Time limitations and constraints affect the contesting of a will. Deadlines are put into effect, to ensure that bills are paid and assets can be distributed in a timely manner. Once a will has been accepted for probate, it becomes extremely difficult to initiate legal action to contest that will.
At the Faloni Law Group, LLC, we act on your behalf swiftly and decisively. We are committed to your needs and dedicated to your goals when estate litigation arises out of a will or trust contest.
If you suspect irregularities in the preparation of a will, or if a will in which you are named is being unfairly contested, please call 866-456-9668, or click here for an immediate e-mail inquiry. The Faloni Law Group, LLC maintains offices in Fairfield, Princeton, Toms River and Mount Laurel, New Jersey. We also maintain offices in Pennsylvania and New York City. Your initial consultation is complimentary. We return messages promptly and keep meeting schedules flexible enough to accommodate yours.