09 Jan 2024
13 Feb 2023
Losing a loved one is always difficult, but it can be especially painful when disputes arise over the distribution of their estate. When a will is contested, it means that one or more beneficiaries are disputing the validity of the will or its terms. If you believe that a will is unfair or incorrect, it is important to seek legal help. At Rubin Lewis O’Brien, we have a dedicated litigation team with years of experience in handling contested wills.
There are a number of reasons why someone might contest a will. One of the most common reasons is that the testator (the person who made the will) did not have the mental capacity to make a will. Other common reasons for contesting a will include:
- Undue influence: If the testator was coerced or influenced by someone to make the will in a certain way, it may be invalid.
- Fraud: If someone forged the testator’s signature or made changes to the will without their knowledge or consent, the will may be invalid.
- Lack of proper execution: In order for a will to be valid, it must be signed and witnessed according to specific legal requirements. If these requirements were not met, the will may be invalid.
If you believe that a will is invalid or unfair, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Time limits apply to contesting a will, so it is best to act quickly. At Rubin Lewis O’Brien, we offer free consultations to help you understand your options and decide on the best course of action.
Contesting a will can be a complex and emotional process, but our experienced litigation team is here to help. We will work closely with you to understand your concerns and develop a strategy that meets your needs. We understand that every case is unique, and we will tailor our approach to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.