One of the last things that you might want to deal with when your loved one dies is having to handle a probate issue. Many people these days leave behind estate plans that let other people know their wishes for their property.
There are times when someone is going to decide that he or she doesn’t think the will is correct. They might feel that someone coerced the person into making provisions in the will that the decedent really didn’t want. They might think that the person wasn’t in his or her right mind when he or she created the will.
We understand that these are some of the situations that you don’t want to have to deal with. It might infuriate you to think that someone is questioning your loved one’s final wishes. Even though this might be the case, you must still take proper action to help to rectify the situation.
First, you need to remember that this is your family that you are dealing with. Ultimately, the contents of the will aren’t likely going to matter if you lose your family.
Second, you must find out about the legalities of the situation. Does the person have a valid reason to contest the will? Does the person have a qualifying relationship to the decedent? Are other applicable conditions of a will contest met?
We can help you to figure these points out so that you can determine what options you have. Learning your options can help you make a decision about what you are going to do to get the situation handled in the way you feel is most appropriate.