Contesting Wills & Trusts
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Are you a beneficiary who is waiting to receive your inheritance? Did you
learn that the inheritance you are receiving is significantly lower than
you expected? Were you completely left out of the will? If you believe
that something is not adding up regarding your loved one's will, we
can help you. Our
Las Vegas estate planning attorneys can work hard to make sure that the
trust is accurate and valid and that you receive the inheritance you deserve.
Wills or trusts may not accurately reflect the decedent's wishes in
some cases. In these situations, you may discover that there is a problem
with a document, that your loved one would not have wanted you to be left
out of the will, or that he or she would not have wanted the majority
of his or her assets given to a particular person or charity.
Reasons to Contest a Will or Trust
Age of the author: A will created before an individual turns 18 is not valid unless the
minor is emancipated.
Mental state of the author: People must be of sound mind when creating wills and trusts. If the author
did not know what the will was, did not understand what he or she owned,
or did not know who he or she should normally provide for, then the document
may be considered invalid. Wills aren't invalidated simply based on
Undue influence: Sadly, there are times when a person will manipulate the will or trust
author to leave all or most of the estate to him or her. Such manipulation
can be committed with threatening or subtle coercion or influence.
Fraud or forgery: Sometimes, a person fraudulently alters a will or creates a brand-new
will in another person's name and forges his or her signature. These
acts are illegal. This type of fraud or forgery has been committed by
caregivers, family members, and friends of decedents.
Vague statements in a will: Sometimes, a will author may include vague statements in the will that
can cause conflict when heirs interpret them differently. Our team can
help to sort out some of these vague statements in a satisfactory way.
Representing Beneficiaries in Trust & Will Contest Cases in Las Vegas
Our Las Vegas estate planning attorneys can help you with beneficiary representation
if you want to have your say in court. If you believe that the contents
of a will were altered, influenced, or are not valid, then talk with us
today. We will do what we can to insist on fairness in your case.
Call (702) 703-6998 to talk to an estate planning
lawyer in Las Vegas to schedule your consultation!