Monday, 23 October 2017

When to Say "Yes" To Contesting a Will?

Even after offering self-less service to someone, what you get at the end of his/her life is just scrambles; life becomes a very thing to taste. In that case, the only option left is of contesting a will, but for that, you’ll first need to have all-inclusive information about the procedure. In this post, we take a brief look at some points regarding the question, "when to contest a will?"

When you have received too less than your anticipation

  • One of the most common reasons is when you have received very less than what you were anticipating.
  • In this scenario, it becomes important to go for it with a clause that the deceased was influenced to write what others were forcing him/her to write.
  • This can also happen if the deceased was helped by a nurse, who surprisingly received a large inheritance.
  • You can involve police in that as they will always be there to serve you in every possible way.
  • In case, it has happened that the patient was influenced or blackmailed by several others to change the will in their favour, you can think about contesting a will.

If the deceased was mentally unstable

  • The next reason why you should think is the mental condition of the deceased.
  • If the deceased was declared mentally unstable by a medical professional, you can go for it.
  • Providing this clause, you can go for it and question its inheritance distribution.
  • For this, it would become important for you to prove this situation by getting medical records that show a progressive mental decline of the deceased.
  • Moreover, you should provide a solid reason for questioning inheritance distribution.
  • You can even decide about contesting a will, when you think that the will is not executed according to state's laws.
  • A more serious accusation is when you consider the will to be a false document or the result of a scam or forgery.