Does something seem not quite right about your mother or father's will? If you think something improper or illegal was done relating to the will, there are steps you can take to remedy the situation. MarketWatch’s recent article entitled “What can you do if you are disinherited? Here are 5 reasons to challenge a will” gives us some common reasons for challenging a will, what to do if you believe your omission from a will is suspicious or invalid and how an estate attorney can help you contest a will.
A person can leave their assets to generally any individuals or entities he or she wants. There are several reasons why you may have been left out of a testator’s will, many of which are legal and permissible. However, there are situations that impact the validity of the will, and a challenge may be appropriate. The following conditions may lead to a will contest:
A will may also include a “no contest clause,” which may result in a beneficiary losing out on their inheritance entirely, if they opt to challenge the will without sufficient cause.
Speak with an experienced probate or estate attorney, such as Thomas A. Vick, to help you see if the contest is worth your time, money and energy. Book a call with Vick Law, P.C. for your Elder Law and Estate Planning needs today.
Reference: MarketWatch (April 12, 2022) “What can you do if you are disinherited? Here are 5 reasons to challenge a will”