From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Montgomery County Will Contest
Most Recently Updated July 26, 2018.
“I believe the will my sister filed in Montgomery County is a forgery. This is not my father’s signature. So, how do I start a Will Challenge?”
The Orphans’ Court Hears All Montgomery County Will Challenges.
If you father died a Montgomery County resident, then his Will has been filed with the Montgomery County Register of Wills. Therefore, the contest shall be an appeal from that filing. Judges in the Montgomery County Orphans’ Court located in Norristown hear all Will Contests.
Every Montgomery County Will Contest Begins with a Petition.
Your Will Contest starts with a well-crafted petition. You build the case based on this petition. It is your foundation. Prepare the Petition correctly or risk waiving important positions. Therefore, attorney experience is vital.
See my website for my Article, Will Contests Explained for the Non-Lawyer: Everything You Need To Know.
Know the Elements.
The burden will be on you to prove your case. There are specific elements to establishing a Will Contest based on Forgery. The judge orders discovery. You will need an experienced attorney to gather evidence through depositions and subpoena. At trial, your attorney submits the evidence under Rules of Evidence. This process takes time to learn. Experience is vital for your case.
See my website for more information about Will Contests Based on Forgery.
Further Will Contest Questions?
The will contest is one part of the Will Contest process. By all means, if you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Will Contests and Will Challenges All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Montgomery County Will Contest
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining will contests. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. Therefore, please contact me and let me know how I did. Certainly, your comments and questions are welcome!
Let our Will Contest Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. To begin with, call to speak to one of our experienced Will Contest Attorneys. By all means, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Ultimately our goal is to put our 25 years of estate litigation experience to work for you.
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