Contesting a will is just what it sounds like—a question that leads to the defiance and acknowledgment of the terms listed within the will or trust. A contest may take place either before or after admission of the will to probate. Our estate planning lawyers are highly successful in the area of will and trust contests. Our attorneys offer quality and successful representation throughout the nation—contact us today for more details.
Are you or a loved one contesting a will? It is vital to obtain legal representation from an experienced wills and trusts lawyer. Contact an estate planning attorney in your area today for more information!
Usually, any person of interest, such as a spouse or family member, may contest a will or trust. Whether this happens before or after the will is admitted to probate, a will contest may be pursued by an individual who is in the right to do so. The Probate Code, in addition to a spouse or child, also defines a person of interest as a registered domestic partner, heir, creditor, testate beneficiaries, creditors, or someone with a claim against or asset right in an estate or trust which may be affected by the proceeding.
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The Probate Code expressly states that the definition of a person of interest may change.
Whether a specific individual is qualified to contest a will is to be determined based on each case, according to the certain purpose of the proceeding and the specific matter involved. Contact our estate planning lawyers for more information about determining whether you are eligible to contest a will.