Challenging A Will’s Validity
The probate process involves wrapping up the final affairs of a decedent’s estate plan. The estate plan may involve a will, trust and other estate planning directives. Any of these directives can be cause for a dispute between family members and/or heirs, particularly the decedent’s final wishes as provided in the will.
A will’s validity can be challenged for various reasons. If you need assistance bringing a will contest or defending a will contest, White & White, Attorneys at Law, can assist you. Contact our Sevierville will contest attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation.
Possible Reasons For Disputing The Validity Of A Will
The events following a loved one’s death can bring up many difficult emotions for family members. Additionally, family members do not always agree on the administration of a will, and many take the decedent’s decisions personally. There are many reasons why an individual may want to bring a will contest, and some of the reasons may be a valid ground for contesting the will. In Tennessee, grounds for contesting a will include the following:
- The will is not executed in accordance with Tennessee laws.
- The will is revoked by the testator.
- The testator lacked adequate mental capacity at the time the will was established.
- The testator was under undue influence.
- The will, or a portion of the will, was established fraudulently.
Our lawyers are experienced in the probate process and have in-depth understanding of the familial disputes that can arise. Whether you are bringing a will contest or defending a will contest, our law firm can uncover the facts pertaining to the case, build a strong case and arrive at a favorable resolution on your behalf.
Call Us Today To Get The Help You Need
Our attorneys understand the emotional and familial problems that can arise during the probate process. We can help you and your family arrive at a resolution regarding either side of a will contest. Call 865-622-7768 to schedule your free initial consultation.