Will / Trust Contests & Challenges
Grand Rapids Will Challenge Attorneys
Our Grand Rapids team of will and trust litigation attorneys regularly represent clients who need to defending and challenging the validity of wills and trusts. Even with careful planning, a will or trust may not be clear to the parties involved. Questions may arise whether the will or trust is actually valid or there may be two competing wills or trusts that need to be resolved. You may need to contest a will or trust or you may need ot defend an aggressive challenge by a disgruntled family member or friend.
A will or trust challenge challenge alleges that the estate plan does not reflect the testator’s actual intent or that the will or trust is otherwise invalid. The grounds for a will or trust challenge often involve:
- undue influence
- duress or coercion
- lack of capacity
- improper will execution
These issues often arise with second marriages, disinheriting children, newly created wills, divorce, or simply greedy relatives.
Attorneys for Will Contests and Inheritance Dispute Litigation Lawyers
Will and trust contest cases are often highly technical. Our attorneys not only have litigator’s skills, but also in-depth knowledge of the specialized courts overseeing the will contest as well as probate and the interpretation of wills and trusts. Under the Estate and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) in Michigan, the desire of the person creating the estate plan is important and the court will try to follow the wishes of that person. If you or a family member is in a dispute over a will, trust, transfer of assets under survivorship terms in documents or other type of inheritance, our legal team can help. Please contract our Grand Rapids will and trust dispute lawyers today.