What are the top 3 reasons why someone might try to contest a will or a trust after someone dies?

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Q&A, Trust And Estate Administration |

A: 1. Undue Influence or Coercion: Beneficiaries may contest a will or trust if they believe the decedent was manipulated into favoring someone unfairly.

2. Lack of Testamentary Capacity: A will or trust might be contested if there’s doubt that the decedent had the requisite mental capacity to execute the document.
3. Improper Execution: If the will was not properly signed, witnessed, and/or notarized, as the case may be, its validity may be challenged.