If you have reason to believe that a late family member or other person in whose estate you have an interest made or changed a will due to undue influence, fraud or mistake, or that the will is a forgery or was executed by someone who didn't have capacity, you should consult with a skilled will contest lawyer.
The experienced probate and estate litigation attorneys of May, Metzger & Zimmerman, L.L.P., in Lancaster work hard to negotiate and litigate for positive results in will contest matters throughout central and southeastern Pennsylvania.
If a will contest is threatening your fair share of an inheritance, we will aggressively protect your rights. Our law firm also offers effective advocacy to those who feel that a will must be challenged in court.
We investigate thoroughly to collect clear and convincing evidence that supports your point of view. We are aware of how a caretaker or other person can use undue influence to impact the writing of a will or betray the trust of the person in his or her care.
At May, Metzger & Zimmerman, we listen carefully to your wishes and represent your interests in a way that helps you preserve family assets for the appropriate beneficiaries.
Contact us to arrange a candid, confidential initial consultation about your will contest. Our toll-free phone number is 877-692-7081.
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Typically, will contests are the result of allegations that the Will was the product of:
- Undue Influence on the person who wrote the will by someone who stands to benefit;
- Fraud perpetrated on the person who wrote the Will;
- Forgery where the Will was signed by someone other than the person identified as the maker of the Will;
- Mistake on the part of the person who signed the Will where he or she did not know that the document was a Will;
- Insane Delusion where the maker of the Will does so on the basis of something which does not exist and which no rational person would believe to exist.
- Lack of Testamentary Capacity, meaning that the maker of the Will did not have the necessary understanding of his or her assets, intentions or the purpose of a Will to make it
Other issues in estate and probate litigation include:
- Proof of Heirs
- Ambiguous language in the Will
- Tortious Interference with Inheritance (where after the maker of a Will expresses an intent to change his or her Will, a third party uses fraud, misrepresentation or undue influence to prevent the execution of the new Will).
Our estate and probate litigation attorneys combine our deep understanding of probate matters generally with our skills as litigators to strive for successful results when our clients are faced with will contest concerns whether they are obtained by informed negotiation or effective litigation.
You can prevent divisive probate and will contest disputes when our May, Metzger & Zimmerman law firm handles a complex last will and testament, a trust law issue, or elder law concern. Our goal is to ensure that a decedent's final wishes are respected, and to see justice done for our clients, so that you and your family can move on with your lives.
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Come to the will contest law offices that so many Pennsylvanians have come to trust — May, Metzger & Zimmerman, L.L.P. We welcome the opportunity to serve you in any way we can. Call us at 717-536-4044 or 877-692-7081 (toll free).