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Minneapolis Will Contest Attorney

Unfortunately, the existence of a will is not always sufficient to prevent disputes between surviving family members. A wide range of doubts and concerns may arise after a family member’s death, and some are serious enough to merit investigation and consider legal action to obtain a just outcome.

Are You Considering Challenging A Will’s Validity In Minnesota?

While thoughtful, effective estate planning is the best way to minimize the potential that an inheritance dispute will divide family members, that possibility cannot be totally eliminated. At David M. Jacobs, P.A., we have more than four decades of experience assessing complex inheritance disputes and skillfully protecting the interests of heirs and personal representatives.

Do You Suspect Undue Influence, Abuse Of Trust Or Forgery Of A Will?

Most controversies involving wills arise when the will was drafted or amended relatively near the time the decedent passed away. Valid will contests may require proof, for example, that:

  • The will was created or amended when a now-deceased person lacked the mental capacity to make sound decisions
  • Someone with an interest in the estate exerted undue influence over the decedent for personal gain, whether through coercion or exploitation of that person’s trust in them
  • There is reason to believe that the will is an outright forgery or was altered

In other situations, a will may be challenged due to more technical legal concerns such as the failure to have it properly witnessed. Mistakes or wrongdoing by the estate’s executor could also make it necessary to pursue legal action. Our knowledgeable Minneapolis will contest attorneys have encountered these situations and a range of other unique concerns.

“Despite feeling overwhelmed by the loss of my Mother, I needed to confront the immediate reality of a legal dispute involving her will. With Dave’s help, I am pleased to say that my family successfully mediated an emotional will contest.” – Dale L.
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Call 763-533-5337 For Reliable Information And Guidance

We will look at all the angles and provide clear, informed legal guidance based on our findings. You can count on a lawyer at our firm to advise you based on a well-educated assessment of your potential gains vs. the risks involved.

Estate litigation can be expensive, and it can do permanent damage to personal relationships. We will address all costs that may be incurred in seeking just resolution through mediation or litigation if family members cannot resolve the matter otherwise. For counsel based on our in-depth knowledge of Minnesota estate laws and extensive experience in dispute resolution, please call or email our firm as soon as possible.