People write wills and draft other estate planning documents to ensure their legacy is passed down according to their wishes. This includes distributing assets to the right beneficiaries, ensuring trusts are properly managed, and more. Unfortunately, there are times when a person may either leave behind unclear instructions in their will or a beneficiary will otherwise argue that something is incorrect regarding a decedent’s estate. If you’re facing such an issue, please don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Arkansas estate litigation lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today.

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If you’re going to contest a will or any other estate-related document, it’s paramount that you have a competent and aggressive legal team on your side. Our firm is here to fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf.

Commonly Litigated Estate Law Issues

A wide range of issues regarding a decedent’s estate can arise after their passing, ranging from improperly filled out or filed documents to fraud. Just some of the most common issues that lead to litigation are as follows:

  • Disputes regarding the validity of a will
  • Disputes over accounting issues
  • Invalid trusts
  • Fiduciary litigation/removal proceedings
  • A surviving spouse’s right of election

Reasons to Contest a Will

A person’s last will and testament is the primary estate planning document, wherein they will lay out exactly what they want to happen with certain assets upon their passing. That said, there are a variety of factors that may render a will invalid, and, therefore, unenforceable. Just some of those are as follows:

  • The decedent was delusional or mentally incapacitated at the time of writing their will
  • The decedent wrote their will under coercion, manipulation, or distress
  • The will was improperly executed
  • The decedent was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time of writing their will
  • There is evidence of fraud or otherwise tampering with the will

If you believe your loved one’s will is invalid in some way and you’re looking to contest it, don’t hesitate to hire a dedicated estate litigation lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today.

Contact an Estate Litigation Lawyer

The bottom line is that our legal team understands just how important it is for your loved one’s legacy to be carried out according to their wishes, and we will do everything in our power to help you realize this goal. Contact the Knapp Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help you.