Many people assume that if a loved one had a will, wrapping up his or her affairs simply requires following the terms of the will. Unfortunately, it is not always that easy. The will must generally be validated through the court probate process. If an heir, beneficiary or other interested party disputes the validity of a will, litigation can result.
Will contests and trust disputes are often lengthy and complex proceedings. Just like any other civil case, they require extensive court appearances, appropriate filings and paperwork, and compelling legal arguments. They also require presenting evidence, which may include:
Given the intensive nature of such proceedings, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to obtain professional legal guidance to effectively and efficiently achieve your objectives.
At Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, I offer representation in will contests, trust disputes and other types of probate litigation. I have extensive experience handling such cases. My in-depth knowledge and contribution to the field are reflected in the numerous articles I have authored and published and education programs I have taught on probate topics.
There are many ways to challenge a will or trust under Colorado law. Common grounds include:
Additionally, disputes can arise over whether the personal representative or trustee is fit to serve. Whether you are seeking to challenge a will or trust or you need to defend your ability and priority to serve, experienced legal guidance is critical.
I invite you to call Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC, at 800-331-0745 to learn how I can help you in probate litigation or other related matters. I offer flexible payment options, and accept credit cards.