California will contest matters can interfere with the administration of an estate while eating up valuable time and resources. Unfortunately, these matters must be defended even when the executor feels they are frivolous. If you are faced with the task of defending a will contest in San Diego, consider taking the following steps.
Articles about Witness to A Will
A will does not need to be notarized in California in order to be valid. If it is notarized, the notarization is not a valid substitute for a witness.
If you expected that you would receive an inheritance and someone interfered, you may have legal rights. Your expectation must have been legitimate.
Witnesses to a will who stand to receive property may lose some of their inheritance. California law addresses the problem of interested parties as witnesses.
Wondering what to do when faced with a will contest in California? View here for nine suggested steps to take from a San Diego probate court litigation lawyer.
The decision whether or not to pursue a probate case depends on a number of factors, including the amount of money and assets left behind by the deceased.
Subsequent wills can revoke prior wills under certain circumstances. View here for more about California wills from a San Diego estate litigation attorney.
If a California will was not properly witnessed, it may be challenged. However, if certain evidence is presented, it may be deemed valid regardless.