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Wills, Disputes of Wills & Trusts

Times to Contest Wills, Disputes of Wills or Trust

Sometimes family members will question the validity or dispute a will or trust; there exists a multitude of reasons.  When a person who dies without a will, issues arise as well as when a there is a trust or will, but fails to provide anything or allocate assets to a certain family member.  Additionally, the will or trust may leave the inheritance or assets to an acquaintance or someone the family suspects of wrongdoing or undue influence.  Our will contest lawyers can assist in resolving probate disputes while protecting your inheritance interests.

Reasons for Will Contests, Disputes and Trust Disputes

There are a variety of ways to contest a will in court.  You should speak with a knowledgeable will contest lawyer that handles will contests, disputes and trust disputes over suspicions of:
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[li]Fraud and undue influence: if your loved one was coerced or pressured to leave assets to an acquaintance or caretaker, for example, instead of family members, the will may be contested. [/li]
[li]List Style Fraud and undue influence: If your loved one was coerced or pressured to leave assets to an acquaintance or caretaker, for example, instead of family members, the will may be contested.[/li][li]Elder abuse[/li]
[li]Breach of fiduciary duty [/li]
[li]Forceful changes to the will under duress [/li]
[li]Forged documents or signatures[/li]
[li]Mental capacity: To make a valid will, a person must be able to meet certain legal requirements concerning his or her mental state and clarity of thought. [/li]
[li]Actions of trustee during distribution of trust funds[/li]
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Choose a South Carolina Will Contest Attorney – Spartanburg, Greenville, Upstate SC

The probate litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP seeks to resolve trust and will contests as quickly and effectively as possible, while minimizing the cost of litigation.  We will discuss your options with you and help achieve resolutions that protect your rights.  We encourage you to contact a will contest attorney to discuss your will contest, dispute or trust dispute issues with the Smith & Haskell Law Firm, LLP today at 864.582.6727 to schedule an appointment.  We are ready to put our experienced trial attorneys to work for you.

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Business litigation is often a complex area of law which includes a variety of contractual and tort claims.  Common in business litigation involves breach of contract, interference with contractual relations, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, infringement of intellectual property rights, and unfair competition.  Any one of these type claims may arise among business partners in a partnership or between competing businesses or in the formation or dissolution of the corporation.  When such controversies develop, parties often try to resolve their differences through negotiation, mediation or arbitration often referred to as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  When such cases cannot be resolved by ADR, filing suit in state or federal court is often a final option to resolve the disputes.

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