Seeking to Contest a Will? Our Estate Planning Attorneys Can Help
At Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP, our attorneys offer a variety of estate planning services to help ensure that the testator’s interests are protected, especially in the areas of guardianship, custody, as well as the distribution of debts, wealth, and property. However, there are circumstances where the client feels that it is necessary to challenge the validity of a will.
Will contest is the formal objection or claim that the will in question does not properly reflect the intent of the person or is otherwise invalid. This includes cases where there is a lack of mental capacity, undue influence, suspicion of fraud, or improper execution of the will. While traditionally courts feel compelled to uphold a will as the express final wishes of a testator without strong evidence, with the right estate planning attorney by your side, challenging a will is possible. If successful, the will is deemed null and void and the person’s estate will then be handled according to a previously executed valid will or by the laws of the state, in a process known as intestacy.
While contesting a will can be a stressful and emotionally trying process, at Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, LLP, our compassionate attorneys can help lessen the burden and answer any legal questions you may have. You can trust that our team has the negotiation skills, and litigation experience necessary to reach a resolution in an otherwise difficult time.
If you have questions about trust administration, wills, or any other concerns about protecting your family’s financial future, consider calling our estate planning attorneys today.