To be valid, a will must express the wishes of the testator with respect to the distribution of his or her estate upon death in writing. The common challenges to the validity of a will are:
1. the will was not properly signed;
2. the testator lacked testamentary capacity;
3. the testator did not have knowledge of or approve the contents of the will; and
4. the testator was unduly influenced.
Less frequently, wills are also challenged based upon allegation of forgery or fraud.
How Can We Help You?
We can act on your behalf to either contest a will or to defend you against someone who is contesting a will.