Invalidating a Will
Wills may become contentious between family members and others in court. Sometimes relatives exist that you might not know about and all kinds of things can happen to delay finalizing the terms of a Will. There may be a number of things that can potentially invalidate a Will, but for our purposes we will outline the three most common things that can invalidate The Last Will and Testament:
- The writing of the Will was done under force and undue influence from another party.
- The execution of the Last Will and Testament was handled improperly, making it improper.
- The deceased was not mentally competent and able to comprehend what was happening when the Will was executed.
There are many programs that say Wills can be done on your own and that might be true. After all, the Will is outlining what you have and when, how and to whom you want your holdings (property) distributed. That might sound simple and in many cases it is. However, as estates get larger, they often get more complicated. Sometimes it might be the better part of common sense to consult an attorney to help you take care of your Last Will and Testament. When seeking an attorney, it is not just any attorney but one skilled and trained in Estate Planning in your state.
Estate Planning laws can be fairly complicated and they are not one size fits all. The laws differ from state to state and you want to have an attorney who is up on the law and can help you make the best decision to handle what you have worked hard to accumulate. A little bit of the right advice can go a very long way in taking the headache out of planning for the business of the end of our lives.
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