Will Disputes

Let us help you preserve your rights under a will

In the movies or television, it seems that anyone disappointed with an inheritance can simply challenge the will in court. In reality, there are only a few specific grounds on which to contest a will.

Sometimes, the validity of the will is not questioned, but its terms are vague or confusing. In those cases, a court may need to consider how the language in the will should be construed.

Grounds for a will dispute include:

  • The document fails to clearly express a desire to make a gift effective at death.
  • The document is not properly signed with all the necessary formalities.
  • The person making the will lacked sufficient mental capacity.
  • The person making the will was unduly influenced to make a will contrary to their true wishes.