Will & Trust Contests in North Carolina
Let a Knowledgeable Raleigh Probate Lawyer Protect Your Rights
During the probate process, disputes can sometimes arise regarding the
legitimacy or legality of a deceased person's will or trusts. Oftentimes,
beneficiaries and interested parties may feel that they were unfairly
written out of a will or were allotted a less than adequate share of their
loved one's estate and may choose to formally contest the terms of the
decedent's estate. If you are involved on either side of a will or trust
contest, it is crucial that you retain the services of a highly knowledgeable
Raleigh probate attorney from Hopper Law Office.
Having practiced law for more than 30 years, our firm's skilled legal professionals
are equipped with the vast legal knowledge and experience to handle nearly
any probate dispute that should arise. No matter the size or complexity
of the issue you face, we are prepared to stand by your side and protect
your rights every step of the way.
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Common Reasons to Challenge a Will
There are numerous reasons why someone may choose to contest a will or
file a trust suit. If successful, a will can be voided completely or partially
in light of the court's decision. In some cases, a provision from a previous
version of a will can be reinstated, though oftentimes the courts may
treat the case as if the will had never existed and distribute the assets
according to state law.
A will's terms may be disputed for the following reasons:
- The decedent lacked the appropriate mental or legal capacity
- The will was created under duress, fraud, or undue influence
- A will was created without sufficient witnesses
- A newer will is discovered that trumps the conditions of the prior will
- The provisions within the will are inadequate or illegal
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Since these disputes can be extremely sensitive matters, it is vital that
you seek the services of a top-notch legal team if you should ever encounter
a dispute of this type. At Hopper Law Office, we understand the emotional
connotations that can be attached to will and trust contests and are committed
to providing the compassionate legal guidance you need during this difficult
time. As evidenced by our extensive collection of
positive client testimonials, we place your wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do and are
willing to make every effort to maximize your chances of securing a desirable
outcome for your situation.
Make sure your rights are in good hands – contact us today!