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What are six common reasons for contesting wills?

Posted on | June 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Six reasons why people contest wills.A law professor who teaches probate and estate planning has listed six common reasons why people contest wills. Prof. Gerry Beyer’s paper is here. The paper also recommends a proper procedure for the execution of wills. It is worth reading. The six common reasons for contesting a will listed by Prof. Beyer are:

  1. Disinheritance of Close Family Members in Favor of a Distant Relative, a Friend, or a Charity.
  2. Unequal Treatment of Children.
  3. Sudden or Significant Change in Disposition Plan.
  4. Imposition of Excessive Restrictions on Bequests.
  5. Elderly or Disabled Testator.
  6. Unusual Behavior of Testator.

These are not the only reasons that people contest wills but they are common reasons. The reasons listed generally relate to the mental decline of the testator in their old age which is evidenced by their confusion, forgetfulness or susceptibility to the influence of others.

By Robert Ray a Texas inheritance attorney. The foregoing information is general in nature and does not apply to every fact situation. If you are concerned about inheritance laws, inheritance rights, have a family inheritance dispute, a property dispute or want information about contesting a will and need an inheritance lawyer, we can help. Please go to our main site www.theprobate.net and use the contact form to contact us today. We are Texas inheritance lawyers and would love to learn about your case and there is no fee for the initial consultation.

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2 Responses to “What are six common reasons for contesting wills?”

  1. Charlotte Wileman
    November 11th, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    very good information i would like to know my rights a a surving daughter dealing with step mother greediness and there control issues about my father and his asset with his wife that he is still married to at the time of death but she claims they were leagally separated and this should not be any of my concern please give me some advise something just doest add up with this situation call me asap 2819231967

  2. Robert Ray
    November 14th, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Charlotte, visit our main site, http://www.TheProbate.Net, to ask questions.

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