Should I Contest a Will in Maryland? | What to Know

An individual may want to contest a will for a number of different reasons. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Montgomery County will drafting attorney today. Our legal team is on your side.

Why would I contest a will?

You may be able to contest a will if you think that your loved one’s will is invalid in any way. You may also go through the estate litigation process in an effect to have the executor of your loved one’s estate released from this position if you think that they are inadequately fulfilling their responsibilities.

If the person was under the age of 19 or was incapacitated at the time of the writing of their will, it is deemed invalid. If you think that the contents of the will were influenced by coercion, threats, or bribery, or that your loved one was unable to write their will according to their wishes, you may also have a basis to contest the will.

Reach out to our firm today if you have any further questions or concerns about the grounds required to contest a divorce. Our legal team is here to help you through all of your estate planning issues. Give us a call today to discuss your legal options.

What does a will do?

A will is one of the most critical elements of a comprehensive estate plan. The goal for creating a will is to ensure that an individual’s assets are allocated in accordance with their owner’s wishes. The person will select trustees, executors, beneficiaries, and more. Each of these people will be accountable for making sure that the decedent’s wishes are fulfilled.

If the executor manages the administration process, they are accountable for providing that this process goes according to plan. But, this is not always the case. There are many instances where beneficiaries or other involved parties feel that the executor has failed to fulfill their obligations or that the will is invalid. This may cause an individual to want to contest the will.

If you would like to learn more about wills in Maryland, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled firm today. Our Montgomery County estate planning attorney is equipped with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you and your future are accounted for. Contact us today to get started.

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The attorneys at JD Katz have years of experience compassionately guiding clients in Maryland through the estate planning and administration process. Our firm also has experience with matters of elder law, business law, tax law, and litigation. For a legal team that will put your needs first, contact JD Katz today.

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