Do You Need to Contest a Will?

Obtain Representation from a Virginia Probate Lawyer

Probate court is often a necessary step after the death of a loved one. Beneficiaries of the deceased's will can expect to receive inheritance through this legally binding court process. Disputes can arise during this time if a potential heir feels that they have not been given what they should have in the will. They may choose to contest a will in order to prove its invalidity or discrepancies.

There are times when contesting the deceased's will becomes necessary and other times when upholding this will is crucial. Whether you need to contest the authenticity of a will or protect it against unfair claims, you should consult with Obenshain Law Group for proven and reliable guidance during this time.

Call Obenshain Law Group today for legal counsel regarding your will contest!

Grounds for Contesting a Will

One of the hallmarks of probate court is to validate the existence and contents of a will. Disagreements can arise over those contents, which is why you may find yourself in need of an experienced Virginia probate lawyer during this time. Contesting a will can be challenging, which is why your attorney must have the expertise necessary to handle such matters. With more than 25 years of experience under his belt, Attorney Obenshain can help you find the best course of action for your case.

A will may be contested for any of the following reasons:

  • Duress
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Undue influence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Maker of the will was not of sound mind
  • Maker of the will showed mental incapacitation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Will contests can often be a touchy subject, especially if you are dealing with family members and other beneficiaries that have an invested interest in the will. Attorney Mark can guide you through this matter and stand by you through all of the difficult court proceedings. Having been praised by the Virginia Business Legal Elite, named one of The Best Lawyers in America, and included in Virginia's Super Lawyers® list, he is more than qualified to assist you with your case.

Get skilled legal guidance on your side! Schedule a free consultation to speak with a Virginia probate lawyer as soon as possible.