Estate planning can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires compliance with a series of procedural rules. Failing to comply with these regulations can lead to a will being contested, so if you live in Illinois and want to ensure that your own will or trust is created in accordance with state law, it is critical to contact an experienced contested estates attorney who can draft your will or create your trust in accordance with all state requirements.
Although there are some things that a testator cannot control, such as a relative’s determination to litigate, he or she can take steps to make a will or trust as airtight as possible. This in turn, can make it much more difficult for a person to contest the contents of a will, which will save the testator’s loved ones a significant amount of time and money in the long run. Some of the best ways to avoid a will contest in the future, include:
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Unfortunately, some family members are determined to go to court over an inheritance, regardless of precautions taken by a testator. However, courts are reluctant to overturn a testator’s wishes and taking certain preventive measures can help convince a judge not to overturn a will, so if you live in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Northbrook, or Skokie and want to begin the process of planning your estate, please contact the legal team at Orlowsky & Wilson, Ltd. Attorneys at Law by completing our quick contact form and we’ll help you set up a consultation with a dedicated and knowledgeable contested estates attorney.