Each jurisdiction has specific rules that cover the signing of a Will or Trust. Improper Execution of a Will refers to a Will not signed or witnessed correctly. The same applies to an improperly signed Trust.
This problem arises most often when someone creates a Holographic Will or uses a form-Will. An Estate Planning Lawyer is not necessary for a valid Will, but an Experienced Estate Planning Lawyer can help avoid an expensive Will Contest. An improperly signed Will causes confusion. Further, an improperly signed will or trust might be invalid. Even the smallest error can cause a dispute.
If you believe a Will or Trust was improperly signed, have it reviewed by an experienced Estate Planning Lawyer. A Will signed improperly can also be the sign of Undue Influence, Fraud or Forgery, and evidence in a Will Contest.
If you have any questions about Improper Execution of a Will or any other estate law topics, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.
For more than two decades Klenk Law has focused only on Estate Law. We’ve seen it all, and this experience allows us to explain complex Estate Law and Probate clearly and concisely. If you are involved in Probate Litigation, our experienced Probate Litigation Attorneys will make it easy for you to understand and provide top notch representation so you can make the best decisions.
Many firms assign Estate Litigation cases to their young lawyers or a general litigator. This is not cost effective. Being that Estate Litigation is what we do, our experience allows us to focus quickly on the issues that matter. By being focused, we arrive at the most cost efficient plan. We find the solution to your problem while the others are just warming up.
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Our breadth of experience allows us to successfully represent beneficiaries taking on lazy trustees and executors. In the same way, we are equally skilled at protecting trustees and executors from ungrateful beneficiaries. Whether you are a fiduciary, agent, guardian or beneficiary, our skills will best represent your case.
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