Will Contests in Fort Myers
Determining the Validity of a Will in Florida
One of the first steps in the probate process is determining the validity of the will. If you have a direct economic interest in the estate that would be negatively affected by a will's admission to probate, you may have a right to contest it. There are a variety of reasons to contest a will in the state of Florida, including:
- Lack of mental capacity or sound mind (testamentary capacity) of the decedent
- Forgery of the decedent's signature on the will
- An old will that does not include all of the desired heirs
- Evidence of a more recent will
- Undue influence of another person on the decedent
- Not being executed according to Florida law
- Wrongdoings of the executor
Seek Your Rightful Inheritance
If you are surprised by a loved one's will, you should contact a Fort Myers probate attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options to seek rightful inheritance. We understand that these matters often involve family members and others who are close to you, which can be emotionally and financially draining. If you would prefer to avoid court, we can help you negotiate a settlement. If we are unable to reach a solution through negotiation, our legal team is prepared to represent your best interests through probate litigation.
Enlist the Experience of a Fort Myers Probate Attorney
Having assisted more than 2,400 clients during our practice, our firm understands how delicate these matters can be and can gently walk you through the process of contesting a will. We believe that obtaining outside assistance can help clients in certain probate and trust litigation cases, and our legal team works with co-counsel attorneys across the state when we believe it will be beneficial for the case. To learn more about your options regarding will contests, complete a
free case evaluation from The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC today!