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What you need to know about contested wills

When a person dies, there is always the chance that heirs and others could question whether or not the will is valid. If this happens, regardless of who brings the issue to the forefront, it can lead to a variety of concerns.

There is a lot you need to know about a contested will. Here are some details to consider:

-- A will written under duress. When a person is intimidated into drafting a will, it is considered to be created under duress.

-- Testamentary capacity. This addresses the question of whether the person who created the will had the ability to do so. Did he or she understand the decisions being made?

-- Undue influence. When a person uses undue influence to ensure he or she receives property, it is known as undue influence.

As you can see, there are many details that can lead to a contested will. Furthermore, nothing is as simple as it appears on the surface. For example, many factors go into testamentary capacity. This means that the entire situation must be reviewed in great detail to ensure that nothing is missed.

No two situations are the same, especially when it comes to a contested will. For this reason, you need to learn as much as possible and then receive professional help if the time comes.

If you want to learn more about contested wills, as well as when this typically becomes a problem, you can do so on our website. Our "College Station Probate Litigation Attorney" webpage is the best place to begin your search.

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