While in many cases, probate and trust administration is resolved without difficulty, there are times when family members dispute a will or trust, questioning its validity for a variety of reasons. Issues arise when a person who has died without a will 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 seek advice only from an experienced will contest lawyer who can properly handle will contests, disputes and trust disputes over suspicions of:
[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]Breach of fiduciary duty[/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]Forceful changes to the will under duress[/li]
[li]Forged documents or signatures[/li]
[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]Actions of trustee during distribution of trust funds[/li]
Choose a South Carolina Will Contest Attorney – Spartanburg, Greenville, Upstate SC
The probate litigation attorneys at the Smith & Haskell Law Firm 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 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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