If you are interested in challenging a decedent’s will, there are a variety of grounds for doing so. We can review the unique circumstances of your case and help you understand all of your legal options. Below are a dozen ways you may be able to challenge the validity of a California will:
  • If the will maker was under the age of 18 years
  • If the will was not executed by the will maker
  • If the will was not signed by another person (witness), in the will maker’s presence and pursuant to their direction
  • If the will maker’s signature on the will does not belong to the will maker (forgery)
  • If the will maker lacked the mental capacity (not capable to make the decision) to sign the will
  • If the will was not witnessed by at least two qualifying individuals
  • If the witnesses did not understand the document they were witnessing was the will maker’s will
  • If the witnesses didn’t understand what they were doing
  • If the witnesses were not present at the same time
  • If the witnesses failed to see the will maker’s acknowledgement of the signature or of the will
  • If the will is not in writing
  • If the will is handwritten, but the signature on it does not belong to the testator

There may be other grounds for challenging the validity of a will. Schedule a no-cost consultation with us and we can help determine your best strategy for objecting to an invalid will. We understand that objecting to a will can be intimidating. 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. At The Legacy Lawyers we are dedicated to your peace of mind.