Nobody likes to think of their own family members taking advantage of them during a time of sorrow. After a loved one has died and their will is being sorted out by the executor you might receive items left to you and think That was it? I thought she said I was getting _____. But did you know that you can contest a will. When someone contests a will, they are challenging the will. A will contest is usually initiated by one who feels the will didnt reflect the testators actual intent. Valid grounds to contest a will include:
- Claims that it was improperly executed (e.g., the testator did not sign it)
- Testator lacked testamentary capacity (e.g., the testator did not understand what they were doing at the time)
- Undue influence
- Insane delusion upon person creating it, etc.
Moral of the story: If you feel you were supposed to receive an asset and didnt, you should seek advice from a probate litigation attorney. For more information visit us at: https://www.thelegacylawyers.com/ If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact us at 714-963-7543. Know someone who will find this useful? Click the Share button below!