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Contesting a Will or Estate Plan | Pennsylvania Estate Planning

When Creating Your Will, Get Help to Avoid Contestation in Pennsylvania

When you are creating a will, you might not be thinking about whether or not one of your beneficiaries will try to contest it, but the fact of the matter is that this happens quite often.

Sometimes it’s a matter of a beneficiary who feels slighted by the terms of your will; in other cases, a spouse, ex-spouse, or child may believe your stated wishes are against local and governing probate laws.

In still other instances, the will may be challenged because:

  • it wasn’t properly witnessed;
  • you were competent when you signed it; or
  • there is suspicion that the will was the product of coercion or fraud.

A probate judge is responsible for settling the dispute over a contested will, and if there is a legitimate legal flaw or fault with the will, then it will generally be overturned and the estate will be subject to intestate.

The best way to avoid contestation – either by malicious forces or by technical flaws – is to enlist the services of an estate planning attorney who can clearly draft your will so as to ensure its effective and valid execution.

Drafting a Will with a Pennsylvania Estate Planning Attorney

Our estate planning and probate attorney team is prepared to answer your questions about your estate plan, whether you need it reviewed, modified, or drafted for the very first time.

Call our offices to see what an estate planning attorney from the law offices of Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees can do for you – 1-610-933-8069.



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