Signs That You May Need to Contest a Will

If you have a family member that has passed away and something seems “off” about their will, you may want to consider filing a will contest. A few of the signs that you may need to contest a will are:

  • Forged signature. If the signature on the will doesn’t look like it belongs to the deceased, you may want to have it analyzed to determine if it is a forgery. We can use hand-writing experts and investigate the circumstances surrounding the execution of the will to determine if it is legitimate.
  • Mental capacity. If your loved one had diminished mental capacity, it is possible they were unaware of what was set forth in the will. We can obtain evidence from attending physicians and other witnesses to help establish the mental capacity of your loved one at the time the will was executed.
  • Fraud. The most common form of fraud occurs when another party misleads the will maker regarding the contents of the will. When this occurs, the will maker did not have the full understanding of what he or she was signing.
  • Undue influence. Undue influence occurs when the will maker was put into some type of uncomfortable circumstance that forces them to sign the will.
  • Revocation. If you have evidence of another will or that the deceased revoked the will at issue, you should contest the will.

If you need help determining whether you should contest a will, call The Legacy Lawyers. We can help with all will contest matters, and are ready to walk with you every step of the way. We remain available to walk you through this uncertain time and to assist you in making good decisions.  To schedule an appointment, call us at (714) 963-7543. At The Legacy Lawyers we are dedicated to your peace of mind.