There are multiple reasons to contest. But, today we are focusing on contesting a will if the document has been forged.
Here are a few tips to identify a forgery:
1. Compare signatures Compare the signature on the will versus a true and correct signature. Is the spacing, height, slant and length of the signature the same? Most people sign their name the same way each time and this would be a valid way to see if a signature has been forged.
2. Investigate the facts Look into the facts and circumstances of when the document was signed, who was present and any other evidence that might show the legitimacy of the signature.
3. Capacity Does the signer take any medication that could make them susceptible to forgeries? If they do, it is important to note the side effects of the medication.
4. Chain of custody Note who has handled the document and who has been in possession of it since it was signed.
If you need help in determining if an estate planning document was forged, contact us and we can help with all estate planning litigation-related matters.
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