Wills Contests & Disputes
Are you or a family member involved in current or pending will contest or will dispute? Our experienced Will Contest attorneys at Dobson Law Group can help protect your inheritance interests and advocate for your rights. We provide a comprehensive range of Probate and Estate law including representing individuals and family members in Greenville and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina who wish to contest or dispute a will or a trust, individuals tasked with maintaining that the validity of the will or trust, and probate dispute resolution, Our Wills Disputes attorneys have a deep understanding and knowledge of the probate process and litigating disputes arising by the probate of an estate.
Will Contests, Will Disputes & Probate Litigation
When an estate enters the probate process, issues often arise. Family members may dispute the will or a trust and question its validity for various reasons. Issues often arise when the decedent failed to create a will, poorly planned their estate, or created a will or trust that does not allocate assets to the specific family member. Sometimes the decedents’ will or trust bequeaths their inheritance or assets to an acquaintance, non-family member or foundation, which create probate disputes among parties exempted from the will. In some instances, the family members my suspect or accuse the executor or administrator of wrong-doing or undue influence. The Dobson Law Group’ Will Disputes Lawyers can assist you in resolving all probate disputes.
Will Contests & Will Disputes
There is a broad range of reasons and suspicions to contest or dispute a will or trust. The following are some of the reasons for contest or dispute that we handle:
- Breach of fiduciary responsibility or duty
- Elder abuse
- Forceful changes to the will under duress
- Forged documents, forged signatures
- Fraud and undue influence; ie. coercion or pressure to leave assets to acquaintance
- Mental capacity; the validity of a will requires a person meet specific legal requirements regarding his or her mental capacity and state
- To make a valid will, a person must be able to meet certain legal requirements concerning his or her mental state and clarity of thought.
- Suspicious or questionable actions of trustee during distribution of trust funds
Consult a South Carolina Will Contests & Disputes Attorney in Greenville SC
If you or a family member is currently involved or facing the probate process, involved in probate disputes, litigation or trust matters, we encourage you to contact an experienced Probate and Estate Law lawyer at the Dobson Law Group to discuss your options and requirements at (864)271-8171 or online to schedule an initial consultation.
The Dobson Law Group provides Probate & Administration legal services to clients in Greenville County and throughout South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Union County. We are licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.