Contesting wills during probate litigation is possible

There are several reasons why one might want to challenge a will in Michigan probate court. Contesting wills during probate litigation is not necessarily the easiest of things to do, but under the right circumstances and with the right help, it is possible to achieve positive results. This is something that a probate attorney can assist with if one feels that it needs to be pursued.

Why contest a will? There are actually several reasons why one would want to go through this process. If there are concerns of undue influence, signing under duress, fraud, forgery and concerns over mental capacity -- among many others -- it would anyone the desire to investigate. Family members are well within their right to question the contents of a will if they believe it was altered under questionable circumstances, not signed or improperly executed.

The process of challenging a will can be complex and certainly something one may not want to do alone. If one is able to successfully contest all or part of a will, the document as a whole may be voided or just the part with which one has issue. It will be up to the court to decide.

Contesting wills is not something that can be done overnight. There will be those challenging the will and those fighting to keep it as written. During probate litigation, the court will hear all sides and request evidence to support one's claims. An experienced attorney who is knowledgeable in Michigan probate laws can assist those who are ready and willing to go through this process and will work diligently to achieve the best outcome possible.

Source: FindLaw, "Reasons to Challenge a Will", Accessed on Feb. 8, 2017