When it comes to contesting wills, The , has been assisting Ohio residents for nearly 20 years. As probate attorneys, we work hard to find answers for those who believe that the will of a family member is not valid and does not express their loved one’s true wishes.
If you have lost a loved one and are doubtful over the validity of their will, we’ll do our best to find out if certain circumstances caused the document to be altered. Some of those circumstances include changes made to the will by an attorney who was not the decedent’s appointed lawyer, last-minute alterations or changes done while the testator was suffering from a disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia that could have affected judgment. Sometimes, people may contest the validity of a will if it named one person, such as a second spouse or a child, as the sole beneficiary of the testator’s entire estate.
Contesting a will can also involve disputes over a trust and bring to light suspicious changes made to a person’s bank account survivorship rights, life insurance or investment account beneficiary designations. Sometimes, an executor or trustee may have concealed the decedent’s assets or their transfer was denied for an unknown reason. In other cases, the family may discover that a person tricked their loved one into giving away their property as a gift. We could also assist you with determining if an individual who was appointed power of attorney is guilty of a breach of fiduciary duty or if the loved one requires the protection of a guardianship.
If you think your loved one’s will is not valid, we’ll strive to do everything possible to help you. For more information about our firm, visit our website on contesting a will.