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The details of probate litigation and contested wills

When somebody passes away, there is nothing more important than going through the grieving process. For some, this can take a very long time.

In the event of a contested will, there could be many months (or longer) of probate litigation. This is not something that anybody wants to go through; however, it does happen from time to time.

There are many circumstances that lead to a contested will, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

-- Undue influence. This is when a relative or heir uses undue influence to force a person to bequeath him or her valuable property.

-- Wills written under duress. Did somebody intimidate or threaten the person while he or she was drafting the will? If so, this is known as a will that was written under duress.

-- Testamentary capacity. This addresses details associated with whether the person writing the will knew what he or she was doing, had the ability to choose the appropriate heirs and understood what his or her estate consisted of.

In a perfect world, probate litigation would never come into play. However, this is never going to be the case, as there are always people who contest a will because they feel something suspicious is going on.

If you find yourself in this position, it is important to learn more about probate litigation in your state, including the process of contesting a will. We have published a lot of information on this topic, so make sure you review our website. You can get started by reviewing the page entitled "College Station Probate Litigation Attorney."

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