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Contested Wills: An Overview

When a loved one passes away, distributing their assets is part of the probate process. Unfortunately, things do not always go as expected. When you are dealing with a contested will, you want a trusted attorney by your side. Ferguson Cohen LLP has worked with clients throughout Connecticut. We can answer your questions and help you understand your options.

What You Need To Know About Contested Wills

First and foremost, it’s important to know that not everyone can challenge a will. There are certain requirements that you must meet. This includes people who stood to inherit assets in a previous will but were not included moving forward. It also includes those who would inherit something had there been no will in place. Whether you are the decedent’s children, an heir or a spouse, there are many ways to navigate this process.

There are a myriad of reasons to contest a will. For example, one might say the decedent was not of sound mind when they signed off. On that note, their signature may not be valid or do so properly. Simply put, a will must be executed in accordance with Connecticut law. When it is not, things can quickly become complicated. Having a lawyer who understands this complex matter is crucial. Our team will do everything we can to represent your best interests.

Call Today To Learn More

It is important to seek experienced legal guidance before it is too late. Time is of the essence. Call 203-661-5222 today to schedule a consultation in our Greenwich office. You can also fill out our contact form online.