When a parent or family member passes away, disputes often arise over how to interpret a will or the will’s validity. Sometimes the decedent creates a will or codicil at a time in which the decedent lacked the requisite testamentary capacity. Other circumstances that may negate a will include undue influence, duress, fraud, forgery, or coercion. A will may be invalid simply because it was not witnessed properly or signed correctly.
These disputes, often involving close family members, are emotional and complex in nature. It is important to have knowledgeable attorneys on your side to represent your interests and the interests of the estate. If you are involved in a dispute involving a will, trust, or other related probate matter, the attorneys at Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP can help.