The Many Reasons To Dispute A Will

The Many Reasons To Dispute A Will

So long as you are an eligible person, such as the wife or child of the deceased, you have the right to dispute a will once it is read to those written into it and its contents prepared to be carried out. That said, it may be that you did not receive enough of a share of the wealth to truly take care of your own needs, or you may suspect that the will was written under duress or otherwise against the deceased’s will. This is your opportunity to set such matters right and to ensure your needs are covered after a disappointing reading of the will from someone you loved and cared for.

Unfair Distribution

A classical example of unfair distribution would be if you and your sibling receive a monetary inheritance from a parent only for your sibling to receive more than two times the amount you received. This may or may not be an unfair distribution of the assets, and you have the right to attempt will disputes in order for you to receive that which is your fair share of the assets being divided. Any eligible person may contest the will for this reason, and it is a great idea to have legal representation on your side to help you set up the process for success from the very beginning.

Ambiguous or Unclear

It may be that the language used in writing the will is far too ambiguous or unclear in its intentions to truly help any beneficiary receive the assets allotted to them. This may cause any number of problems with your own inheritance as well as the inheritance of anyone else written into the will. In this type of situation, the best way to handle it and perhaps find a positive solution to the problem is to contact a professional to contest the will or even just part of the will.

Mental Capacity

It may be that you suspect your deceased loved one of not being of sound mind at the time of writing and validating the will, perhaps due to the development of dementia or the medication taken to preserve their health. Regardless of the reason, you have the right to contest a will if you suspect the person who wrote it of not being mentally capable of doing this type of work during the time they wrote the will. This will help clear up any problems made during the writing of the will and perhaps ensure no assets are unfairly given to just one party if there are many who need reliable support. You deserve to avoid such frustration following the death of a loved one, but this is not always possible unless you take the time to protect your rights with professional help.

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