Many people let others know the contents of their estate plan before they die. This gives you an idea of what you should expect. While this is usually how things happen, there is a chance that something in the estate plan is going to be different from what you expected it to be. These instances might ultimately result in a challenge or contest being filed with the probate court.
If you are considering filing this type of action, you need to take a little time to find out a few specifics. For example, if you are contesting a will, there might be a clause that means you lose everything if you lose the challenge. There is also a chance that you won't have the legal standing to file the action, so be sure to check this out before you head to court.
We understand that you might be troubled by the changes to the estate plan. You likely only want to ensure that the decedent's wishes are followed. This is what should remain at the heart of the case.
Even if you are the representative of an entity that was supposed to be included in the estate plan, you need to make sure that you are considering these actions for the right reasons.
We can help you review the options that you have for dealing with the discrepancies that you have noticed in the plan. This might help you make a decision you are comfortable with. Contesting an estate plan isn't ever pleasant, so be prepared for the battle that is ahead.