Want to Dispute a Will? What to Do Next
- January 31st, 2020
A person’s last will and testament is intended to govern how property, debt and other issues are to be handled after a person’s death. In some situations, there may be issues with the will or the provisions contained therein. Wills may be disputed in their entirety or in part, if they do not meet certain legal criteria, but the timing to do so is critical. If you want to dispute a will, then contact the Fairfield estate plan attorneys from the Law Offices of Faloni & Associates.
What are some ways to contest a will?
A will may be disputed for a variety of reasons, including:
- The maker of the will was not competent when they signed;
- The will was made under coercion or duress;
- The will was not validly signed;
- The will was not signed in the presence of witnesses;
- Provisions within the will are illegal;
- The will does not contain the necessary legal formalities;
- The will was revoked;
If you are concerned about the validity of a will, then contact an attorney immediately to discuss your concerns.
What can you do to contest a will?
If you wish to dispute a will, then you will need to file a formal objection within an existing probate action, or file for a formal probate action. After your objection is filed, a court hearing will be scheduled where you will have the opportunity to present evidence and argument in support of your objection.
Because contesting a will is complex and involves a variety of laws, rules and procedures, you would be well served to contact Fairfield estate plan attorneys for assistance. Our attorneys can advocate for your position and represent you in the case.
If you have concerns about a will, then contact the Law Offices of Faloni & Associates to discuss your options.