Contesting a will is the process whereby an aggrieved person challenges: the form of the will, as in failing to fulfill the statutory requirements regarding the execution of a will; or, the validity of the writing; and/or the competency of the decedent at the time the writing was executed. If you’re facing any contested estate matter, our Bergen County, New Jersey estate litigation lawyer is here to help. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today to learn more about what we can do for you.
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The distribution of assets in a will is the culmination of a person’s estate planning and legacy. Unfortunately, disputes between family members and beneficiaries sometimes arise, and when they do, competent legal advocacy is required. Our Bergen County, New Jersey estate planning lawyer has extensive experience representing individuals through a wide range of estate litigation issues, and we’re here to fight for you as well.
Common Contested Issues in Wills
Issues that are likely to spur the contesting of a will include but are not limited to the decedent’s lack of mental capacity, i.e., the person was senile, delusional, or of unsound mind, intoxicated, or under the influence of legal or illegal drugs; fraud, coercion or undue influence during its creation and implementation, thus creating ambiguities in the document itself.
Other Common Estate Litigation Issues
The Law Office of E. Gregory Cannarozzi proudly handles the gamut of estate litigation issues on behalf of our clients, including:
- Contesting the validity of wills or trusts
- Interpreting the contents of an existing will
- Surviving spouse’s right of election
- Accounting disputes
- Fiduciary litigation and removal proceedings
- Kinship proceedings
Whether you’re the spouse, child, or parent of a decedent, our legal team is here to help ensure your decedent’s wishes are carried out as they would have intended and that your interests are protected. If you need a steadfast legal advocate in your corner, you’re in the right place.
Contact an Estate Litigation Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that if you’re involved in any sort of dispute regarding your estate or that of a loved one, you should strongly consider hiring a seasoned estate litigation lawyer who can fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf. Contact the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi today to learn more about what we can do for you.