Effective Resolution Of Will Contest Disputes
Will contest lawsuits occur when someone files a complaint about a will with the Surrogate Court. They may be trying to get a will confirmed as the last will and testament of the deceased person. Or they might be challenging a will presented to the surrogate for probate. Such a challenge can be based upon an allegation that the will is somehow defective or was the result of some wrongful behavior on the part of another person.
With offices in Hamilton, Salvatore DePinto, Attorney at Law, helps clients resolve estate litigation issues. We have more than 30 years of experience and know what resolution methods will prove most effective.
How Will Contests Arise
Will contests occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Questions about whether the deceased was of sound mind when he or she signed the will
- Disputes over the decedent’s intentions
- Legal heir not mentioned or disinherited under the terms of the will
- Fraud or undue influence perpetrated upon the deceased person
- An inability to locate the original will
- Alleged forgery of a will
Many of these cases involve complicated fact patterns and the accumulation of information and documents that may date back for many years. It’s essential to have qualified legal counsel guide you through each step of the process.
Experienced Counsel For Complex Cases
Will contest lawsuits occur in the Surrogate Court. They are governed by specific court rules and procedures that must be followed to properly resolve the case. Attorney Salvatore DePinto has been involved in representing both the executors of estates as well as disinherited heirs and litigants who believe that a will is fraudulent or the result of undue influence or coercion.
Contact An Experienced Probate Attorney
Salvatore DePinto, Attorney at Law, is available for a free consultation to advise you of your rights. Contact our Hamilton, New Jersey, law firm by calling 609-807-8942, or complete our online intake form.