Contesting a will is something you may need to do if your parent passes away and everything isn't as you expected. For instance, if you had previously been the main heir to your parent's estate and now it's going to someone outside the family, that could draw some red flags. If you're not sure that the will was changed appropriately, you can contest it. Here are a few things you need to know.
Many individuals believe that simply the act of writing a will and getting it notarized will allow peace to reign amongst family members after the testator has passed on. Yet in many cases, this couldn't be farther from the truth, as it only sets the acrimonious process of probate in motion.
As regular readers of our Queens probate and estate administration law blog know, we regularly cover topics that involve disputes over wills. In some cases, those disputes will include what is known as a will contest.Here in New York, anyone who is affected by a will can challenge the will. The New York City Bar Association notes that there are a number of reasons for will contests.