What are some of the most common causes of will contests?

will contests can be avoided with proper planning

We see will contests happen from time to time, and I would point to two main areas that are typically the cause of these contests. The first reason for a contested will would be not having a clear plan or blueprint in place for what is to happen when the client passes away. That means not just having a plan but having a carefully constructed last will prepared by a qualified attorney to make sure that all the I’s are dotted, and all the T’s are crossed.

The second trigger that I often see to a will contest is a situation where we have a second marriage or, perhaps, a surviving spouse, and we have children and/or descendants who are from a prior relationship. Naturally, there’s the possibility for conflict in those situations, so it’s incredibly important for clients to sit down with a qualified attorney and make sure that they have a good plan in place that can address those natural tensions.  Attorneys who are Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills and Trusts should be your first choice if you have reason to believe your will may be contested.

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Written by: John Mangan, JD, MBA

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