Steps to Contesting a Will

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While a person who makes a Will has a right to dispose of their property as they see fit, they still have a responsibility to care for their family financially. Even though courts are very wary of changing a Will, it can be done in certain circumstances or when specific criteria come into play. Here are some of the reasons that a court will allow contesting of a Will.

  • If the Will was not properly written or if it seems that it may have been tampered with.
  • If the Will was found to be an old one and another one is the latest version.
  • If the person who made the Will was wrongly influenced by another person.
  • If the Will maker lacked mental capacity at the time of making the Will.
  • If the Will did not make proper provision to the family.
  • If the meaning of the Will is unclear

If you know of any of the above happening, you need to contact your lawyer immediately to have the matter looked into. However, in the case of the Will not making proper provision for the family, it would be quite clear if this was the case and so all that remains is to inform the wills lawyer what you want done.

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