From our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: Bucks County Will Contest; Explained by a Will Contest Lawyer.
Most Recently Updated July 31, 2018.
“I believe my mother’s Will filed with the Bucks County Register of Wills is the result of my sister’s Undue Influence. So, I might want to Challenge the Will. Can you explain the Will Contest process?”
Bucks County Will Contest
A Bucks County Will Contest Begins With a Petition.
I will give you a short introduction here, but I encourage you to read my Article, Will Contests Explained for the Non-Lawyer: Everything You Need To Know.
Your Will Contest starts with a well-crafted petition challenging the Will’s validity. 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.
You have said that your challenge is based on Undue Influence. So, to succeed, we must provide the judge evidence proving the case. For more detailed information, see my Article, “Undue Influence: Everything You Need To Know.”
Initially, the Burden is the Challengers.
The burden will be on you to prove your case. There are specific elements to establishing a Will Contest based on Undue Influence. 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.
Further Will Contest Questions?
If you want to learn more, please read my more detailed article, Will Contests and Will Challenges All You Need to Know.
In Conclusion: Bucks County Will Contest
I hope that this article was helpful in explaining the Bucks County Will Contest. 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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