WILLS (PREPARATION & CONTEST)
A will is one of the most important documents you and your family will rely upon. Your wishes for distribution of assets and how to handle your estate are spelled out clearly for your survivors. However, there are sometimes disputes over a will, which is why it is important to have an experienced and trusted estate planning lawyer on your side.
To prepare a will, finding the right estate planning lawyer is the first step. By researching the options, and interviewing numerous options, you will have a clearer understanding of the attorney with whom you have the best rapport. Ability to disclose information and freely discuss your wishes is critical as the will reflects your personal wishes. Experience with will contests and disputes is also a must as this may become an issue down the road; you’ll want the right person for the job in the event that the will is contested.
Customizing a will includes conversations about advanced health care directives, powers of attorney, and other documents pertaining to your assets. There are many types of case-specific documents to delineate what you want to happen with your estate; our estate lawyers can direct you to those which will fit your needs.
Wills can be contested for the following reasons:
- a claim that the decedent was not of sound mind upon executing the document
- claims of undue influence, that someone manipulated the decedent into signing the document
- executor fraud
- trustee fraud
These are some of the reasons behind a will contest that can evolve into lengthy disputes. It is not always as simple as having a will, challenges presented by the above require further legal attention.
If you do not yet have a will or need to update your will, call our office to schedule a consultation with the trusted estate planning attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. Our attorneys will ask the right questions and ensure that your will is comprehensive and current. If you are on either side of a will contest or need to dispute the validity of a will, we can aggressively work for you to ensure the will is properly understood.
When you need an attorney to represent you with your legal matters, contact the Law Offices of Michael Kuldiner, P.C. in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at (215) 942-2100 or contact us by submitting the form at top right.