Estate Litigation Proceedings
An estate litigation typically occurs when a will is contested, there are family provision claims, or there are creditor disputes. A will is only valid if it meets the following five requirements:
- The deceased had the mental capacity to make a will
- The deceased had the intention to make a will
- The deceased had knowledge and approved the contents
- There was proper compliance for signing and witnessing the will
- There wasn’t any fraud or undue influence
These factors make a lot of sense, but it’s easy for someone to dispute any of them. An estate litigation will be resolved in court and can end up being very expensive. It can also delay the distribution of assets after a loved one passes away. That’s why hiring a trustworthy estate lawyer to handle a last will and testament is a wise choice.