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Working through a trust contest

On this blog, we have covered a number of topics related to will contests. However, it is important to point out that trust contests also arise and can create serious challenges. If you are dealing with a trust contest, you could be facing various issues. At Joseph A. Ledwidge, P.C., our law firm is very familiar with the emotional strain that trust contests can generate and we know how vital it is for people who live in Jamaica and other areas of New York to do what they can to resolve these matters efficiently, if possible.

Like will contests, trust contests can take place over accusations of undue influence or that the trustor, the person who created the trust and has passed away, was mentally incapacitated when they signed their name. Whether you are a beneficiary who wishes to challenge a trust or you are worried about a beneficiary's decision to challenge, it is important to prepare yourself as much as possible.

There are other issues that may need to be taken into consideration when it comes to trust contests. For example, some trustors decide to put a no contest clause in place, which could dissuade beneficiaries from challenging the trust. Unfortunately, trust contests can be very devastating for families. If you are able to reduce tensions or avoid unnecessary conflicts, this could be helpful. If you browse over to our section devoted to contesting the will, you can read over even more information that is connected to trust contests.

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