Will Contest Attorneys at The Town Law LLC: Challenging and Defending Wills in Philadelphia
When a loved one passes away, disputes over their estate may arise, leading to will contests. At The Town Law LLC, our experienced will contest attorneys understand the complexities of these disputes and are dedicated to helping clients challenge or defend the validity of wills. If you're involved in a will contest or anticipate one arising, contact us today for a free consultation.
Grounds for Contesting a Will
Several legal grounds may justify contesting a will, including:
Lack of testamentary capacity: The testator (the person who created the will) did not have the mental capacity to understand the nature and extent of their property, the beneficiaries, and the consequences of their decisions at the time the will was executed.
Undue influence: The testator was coerced, pressured, or manipulated by someone else into making decisions in their will that they would not have made otherwise.
Fraud: The testator was deceived or misled into signing a will that does not reflect their true intentions.
Forgery: The will presented as the testator's is a forgery, and the testator never signed or approved the document.
Improper execution: The will was not executed according to the legal requirements of the state, such as the presence of witnesses or the testator's signature.
Defending a Will Against a Contest
If you are the executor or beneficiary of a will being contested, our attorneys can help you defend its validity. We will gather evidence to demonstrate that the will was executed properly and that the testator had the requisite capacity and understanding when creating the document. Our team will work diligently to protect your interests and the testator's wishes.
The Will Contest Process
Initial consultation: During your free consultation, our attorneys will review the details of your case and determine the appropriate legal strategy.
Filing or responding to a petition: If you are contesting a will, our attorneys will file a petition with the court outlining the grounds for the challenge. If you are defending a will, we will respond to the petition and present evidence supporting the will's validity.
Discovery: Both sides will have an opportunity to gather evidence, including depositions, interrogatories, and document requests.
Negotiation or mediation: In some cases, will contests can be resolved through negotiation or mediation, allowing both parties to avoid a lengthy and costly trial.
Trial: If a resolution cannot be reached, the case will proceed to trial, where a judge or jury will hear the evidence and make a final decision on the will's validity.
Why Choose The Town Law LLC for Your Will Contest
Personalized attention: Our attorneys understand that each will contest is unique and requires a tailored approach. We will work closely with you to develop a strategy that best meets your specific needs and goals.
Skilled representation: With extensive experience handling will contests, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill needed to effectively challenge or defend a will in court.
Compassionate support: We understand that will contests can be emotionally charged and stressful. Our team will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.
Contact The Town Law LLC Today for Experienced Will Contest Representation
If you are involved in a will contest or anticipate one arising, don't hesitate to contact The Town Law LLC. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys will work tirelessly to help you challenge or defend the validity of a will. We understand the importance of protecting your loved one's wishes and will fight diligently on your behalf.
Call us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, and take the first step toward resolving your will contest. Trust The Town Law LLC to guide you through the complex legal process and provide the knowledgeable and experienced representation you need during this challenging time.