Should I Contest a Will or Trust?
The death of a beloved friend or family member can be a time when those who loved the decedent draw closer to one another in celebration of the decedent’s life and legacy. Conversely, it can also be a time where tensions between surviving friends and/or family members explode in a flurry of accusations, name-calling, and other similar bad behavior. When heirs and beneficiaries of a decedent’s will or trust do not get along or trust one another, it is common to see individuals contest and litigate issues pertaining to the will or trust and/or its administration. But sometimes this course of action costs more than there is to gain from the action.
Common Reasons for Contested Hearings
Contested hearings arise for a number of reasons following a decedent’s death, such as if:
Even though these are all valid and legitimate reasons to litigate a matter in court, you should do so only after a careful consideration of the circumstances and the following factors.
Should You Contest a Will or Trust?
Consider the following before deciding whether to contest a will or trust in court:
At Orlowsky & Wilson, Ltd., let us help you make the important decision of whether to contest a will or trust. We understand that this is an important decision that can have serious ramifications long after the underlying dispute is resolved. If you are located in Lane or Cook Counties – including Northbrook, Evanston, Skokie, Glenview, Glencoe, or Highland Park, Illinois – contact us for help by calling (847) 325-5559 or completing our online form today.