If you have recently lost a loved one and you believe that something is not “right” with the way their estate is being handled or with the terms of the Last Will and Testament, it is important to take action and not procrastinate any longer. The quicker you get your probate lawyer involved, the more likely you are to figure out if there is an issue and whether you need to file a lawsuit. California law allows an “interested party” to contest a will. An interested party includes heirs of the deceased, named beneficiaries and creditors. Some of the common reasons people decide to contest a will are:

  • The will is defective because it was not properly drafted, executed, witnessed or contains some other type of error
  • The will was signed by the deceased as a result of undue influence by another party
  • The will is a forgery
  • The decedent lacked the requisite mental capacity at the time the will was signed
  • Fraud was involved in the signing of the will
  • Their will was revoked by the decedent
  • The terms of the will are inconsistent with other evidence of the decedent’s intent

If you successfully contest a will, the probate court may appoint you as the administrator of the estate. If you are interested in contesting a will, we will carefully walk with you every step of the way. You will never be left wondering what to do next. Plus we are here to answer your questions at no additional charge. Start today by calling to schedule your no-cost consultation: (714) 963-7543.