Questions About The Validity Of A Will?

When conflicts among family members or other beneficiaries arise concerning the estate of a loved one, sibling rivalries and emotions can escalate quickly. Whether you are the personal representative or a legatee who has suspicions of wrongdoing, you need the guidance of a seasoned, experienced trial lawyer as soon as possible.

Solid Legal Representation Founded On More Than 36 Years Of Probate Experience

You can rely on our experienced will contests attorney at Zapolis & Associates, P.C., in Mokena to analyze your situation thoroughly and provide solid legal guidance on whether the dispute may support a valid lawsuit to challenge the validity of the will. Often disagreements and conflicts arise if a potential heir has been excluded from the will, or a person feels that amendments have significantly modified his or her inheritance rights.

In fact a large number of will disputes involve recently revised documents, codicils, or newly executed wills, alleging that the will is not valid for reasons such as:

  • A lack of mental capacity of the decedent at the time the current version of the will was executed
  • Undue influence, coercion or duress at the hands of a legatee who stands to inherit under the terms of the will who may also have had a special relationship with the deceased

Other disputes may involve disagreements over the meaning of the terms of a will, or flaws in the procedures used to execute the will. Our trial attorneys are well-versed in Illinois probate law. We combine decades of experience handling cases of all levels of complexity, with the courtroom skills that can only be earned litigating complex disputes.

Contact Our Trial Lawyers For Answers

If you are an unrepresented executor or personal representative of an estate facing the threat of litigation or you are suspicious of potential wrongdoing related to your loved-one's estate documents, we are prepared to provide a confidential, free initial consultation to discuss your concerns. Call 708-390-8936 or send us an email to get answers. Weekend and evening appointments can be arranged by request.