Will contests are very challenging cases and often require the consensus of several family members to settle. Consensus can be very hard to achieve among siblings with different personalities, financial needs, and emotional compositions.
There are important technical and procedural requirements for litigating a probate court challenge to a will or trust. These cases are highly fact-driven and can require substantial investigation of family background and activities. They almost always require expert analysis of the medical and psychological history of the deceased relative. Every social and psychological dynamic comes to bear in fights over the disposition of family assets.
It is important to get advice from an attorney who not only understands the complex legal standards and detailed procedural requirements applicable to will, trust and estate challenges but also who is well-versed in high-conflict negotiation and communication strategies. We would be happy to meet with you and your family members to gather information and answer your questions. Be aware, however, that often several meetings are required before we can assess your case, project costs, evaluate the potential outcome, and devise strategies for settlement or trial.