What To Do When A Conflict In A Will Arises
Contesting the intentions of a will is a very sensitive matter. In addition to losing a loved one, you are trying to ensure that no one has interfered with their wishes. If you suspect that someone has influenced the alteration of a will, we at Casey & Lundregan, P.C., can review your case to confirm what options you have. There are several circumstances for challenging a will, such as:
- Fraud: When a forged signature, stolen assets, or even actions to deny an heir of their entitled inheritance
- Execution error: When the deceased did not properly sign or complete a legal document
- Undue influence: If a person coerced the deceased to change the will to benefit themselves or others
- Testamentary capacity: If the deceased was not mentally capable of understanding the documents they signed
We Can Help To Uphold Your Loved One’s Wishes
There are many methods in which someone can try to take advantage of the last wishes of a loved one. When this happens, the best thing you can do is to get an experienced lawyer who knows what to do to uphold those wishes. In the state of Massachusetts, you need to have legal standing to contest a will. To have legal standing, Massachusetts law must consider you as an ‘interested’ person. An interested person is anyone who has a financial interest in the outcome of the will, like a spouse, heir, or beneficiary.
Do Not Leave Anything On The Table
If you believe that there are grounds to contest a will that you have legal standing in, get an attorney immediately. We have been serving the Salem area for more than three generations, and we are ready to help you. For a free consultation, contact us today at 978-224-8893 or toll-free at 800-785-3588.