Will Contest

How Long Do I Have to Contest a Will?

After someone passes away, their surviving loved ones might have issues with their will , especially if they think it’s not valid. That’s why some beneficiaries or surviving family members choose to contest a will. If survivors want to contest a will, they must do so within a certain timeframe, which is called the statute…

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Who Has the Right to Dispute a Will?

After a person passes away, their will designates who will receive assets from their estate. Wills can be challenged, but not by just anyone. Will contest laws vary from state to state, and even within each state, laws change over time. In Tennessee, someone can only contest a will if: They’d be considered a beneficiary…

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What Is Undue Influence?

One of the most important legal concepts in estate disputes is undue influence. Though some legal concepts are complicated, undue influence is straightforward. The hard part is proving it in an estate dispute or will contest. Let’s look at what this term means, how it might apply to estate disputes, and what you need to…

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How to Contest an Estate if There Is No Will

contesting an estate if there is no will

When someone is considering contesting an estate of a loved one when a will doesn’t exist, they generally will be contesting the probate process. This process can be complex if you aren’t familiar with it, and few people have an in-depth understanding of how it works. However, we can simplify what’s involved in contesting a…

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How Do I Find an Attorney to Help Me Contest a Will?

When you’re involved in an estate dispute, it’s important to hire a lawyer; but you also need to be sure that the lawyer you hire knows what they’re doing. Searching for and hiring a will contest attorney might seem like an intimidating process, but it doesn’t need to be. We have a few practical steps…

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