Most Recently Updated Sept. 16, 2017.
Bucks County Will Contest, Explained.
From our “Ask a Question” mailbag: Bucks County Will Contest; Explained by a Will Contest Lawyer.
“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?”
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 Burdon 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.
Bucks County Will Contests, Explained.
In conclusion, in this Post, I tried to introduce you to the process of pursuing a Bucks County Will Contest. Further, I included links to even more detailed information on my website. So, let me know how I did, comments and questions are welcome!
Furthermore, I would be happy to answer your questions. If you have any other matters for a Bucks County Will Challenge Attorney, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. We try to make the process painless!
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Author, Peter Klenk, Esq.