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Challenging a will based on testamentary capacity in New York

When a New Yorker creates a will, there are times when its legality will be challenged. To move forward with a will contest, there must be a good reason to do so. Challenging a will can be very difficult, but when there is a legal dispute, it is not impossible to have a will declared invalid if there is a justifiable reason for doing so. Knowing the various aspects of why a will can be contested successfully is important. One issue that might arise is a lack of testamentary capacity.

Famous TV's stars heirs now locked in court battle

The two sons of Alan Thicke, a well-known actor whose claim to fame was the sitcom Growing Pains, have taken their feud with the actor's widow in to the courtroom. The boys' lawsuit claims the widow is making threats to demand more of the late actor's estate than what he specifically left her in his estate planning documents and has indicated she will spread negative publicity about the family if she does not get what she wants.

Representing New Yorkers in business estate disputes

As a previous post discussed, sometimes Rochester, New York, residents can find themselves embroiled in a probate legal dispute, even with other family members and loved ones. Oftentimes, these disputes arise because some heirs or beneficiaries question how the personal representative or other designated person is handling the family business.

How courts could interpret New York wills

A previous post on this blog discussed how residents of Rochester, New York, can contest a will if they feel they have legal grounds to do so. Indeed, estate litigation, including will contests, can be very important when a person who has a right to an inheritance is being bullied or taken advantage of by someone else involved in the process.

On what grounds can a will contest be based?

Losing a loved one can result in strong emotions, especially if family members do not get along or if there is a very sentimental attachment to certain items of the deceased's property. If a loved one in Rochester left a will, this can help sort out inheritance issues. However, is there anything that can be done if you think that the terms of the will should not be followed?

Estate litigation can be legally complex and emotionally charged

When people in New York die their assets will usually go through the probate process before being distributed to heirs. The person's surviving loved ones may be in a state of grief, and may be relying on the executor of their loved one's estate to take care of the estate administration details. Unfortunately, certain circumstances may come up in which there is a dispute with regards to the administration of a person's estate.

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