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Are no-contest clauses enforceable in Illinois?

While it might be easy for many in Mokena to dismiss those who contest the estate decisions of their loved ones as simply being petty or motivated by greed, it should be remembered that a good deal of emotion goes into the disbursement of an estate. When you lose someone close to you, your grief can easily be compounded if it appears that his or her true wishes are not expressed in his or her will. That may lead to questions as to whether or not another beneficiary (likely also someone you share a relationship with) might have attempted to exploit your family member or friend for financial gain. If such doubt does exist, can you be blamed for wanting to contest the will

Contesting a will that benefits a caretaker

One of the reasons a person might contest a will is because it gives valuable property to someone that the person believes had undue influence over the deceased testator. Undue influence can be a legal cause of a will contest. This type of situation has arisen in the caretaker-beneficiary setting.

Removal of an estate representative

In Illinois, a representative will usually be appointed where an estate needs to be administered according to the terms and provisions of a decedent’s will. After letters of administration are issued authorizing an estate representative to administer a decedent’s estate, certain duties and responsibilities attach to the representative.

How undue influence and mental capacity impact a will's validity

The death of a loved one in Illinois can be made even more difficult when the terms in his or her will come under question. When a will is challenged in court, two of the most common bases for its invalidity are lack of mental capacity and undue influence.

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