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Will Contests in Pennsylvania What You Need to Know

Posted on Mon Oct 30, 2023, on Will Contests and Will Challenges

From Our “Ask a Question” Mailbag: “My brother filed a Will with the Bucks County Register of Wills in Doylestown that I think is a forgery. I am considering contesting that Will.  Can you explain Will Contests in Pennsylvania and what you need to know? What am I getting into?”

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Glen Ridenour, Will Contest Lawyer

It’s All We Do; Throughout Pennsylvania, Our Will Contest Lawyer Team Protects Your Rights.

Attorney Glen Ridenour is not only a skilled Orphans’ Court Trial Lawyer, but he is also skilled at appeals from the Orphan’s Court, having successfully argued several cases to the Supreme Court on Appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

in the  his team have completed Will Contests throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Most firms do not focus on this area of the law, which is why Glen and his team.  Clients often call us because there is no local firm with our unique focus. Our principal offices are in Jenkintown and Philadelphia, but we have branch offices throughout the states.

A Will Contest can result from any number of sources. Our over 30 years of experience allow us to avoid problems that slow down less experienced firms. Glen Ridenour has handled cases from beginning to end, including winning several Supreme Court Appeals. Contact us if you have questions about your rights in a Philadelphia Will Contest or a Will Challenge anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

The Law On Will Contests.

To successfully challenge a Will, you must demonstrate to the judge that it is invalid. There is no jury. A judge oversees Will Contests. Typically, the basis of a successful Will Contest is one of the following:

  • Fraud or Forgery. Was the WIll obtained by giving the deceased false information? Is the Will signed by someone other than the deceased? Then your Glen Ridenour, as your Philadelphia Will Contest Lawyer, can challenge the Will based on Fraud or Forgery.
  • Undue Influence. Was the deceased manipulated into making a Will containing terms the deceased would not have used absent their diminished capacity? If so, Glen Ridenour, as your Philadelphia Will Challenge Lawyer, can challenge the Will based on Undue Influence.
  • Incapacity: Was the deceased so ill, medicated, or mentally diminished that the deceased didn’t sign with the required level of comprehension? If so, Glen Ridenour, as your Philadelphia Will Contest Lawyer, can challenge the Will based on Incapacity.
  • Duress. Did the deceased sign the Will using terms the deceased wouldn’t have otherwise wished because of threats? Such as a person threatening to no longer provide them care? If so, then Glen Ridenour, as your Philadelphia Will Challenge Lawyer, can challenge the Will based on Duress.

Want to Read More about Will Contests?

This Blog is just a quick introduction to Will Contests. To learn more, follow this link to my website’s pages entitled Will Contests and Challenges, Everything You Need To Know.

In Conclusion: Do you need a Philadelphia Will Contest Lawyer?

I hope you found this short article dedicated to the question, Philadelphia Will Contest Lawyer? I have also included some links for more detailed information.

Contact us if you want to know more or have an estate needing our help. Let our Philadelphia Will Contest Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. Feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. 

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