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New York Will Contest Lawyers

New York Trust Litigation Attorneys

Good estate planning is an effective way for the maker of a Will to proactively resolve disputes by making their wishes regarding the estate known. However, it is not always perfect. There might be errors, omissions or mistakes. If you have an interest in the estate and have questions about the validity of a Will or trust, contact Krim & Krim, P.C. Timing is critical.

At Krim & Krim, P.C., we understand the emotional nature of disputes that arise following the loss of a loved one or the loss of what you believe to be your interest in the estate. These emotions can be compounded by frustration if the Will or trust was the product of coercion. Krim & Krim, P.C. can help you navigate the difficult legal process.

Call 212.827.0341, 914.380.3060 or 877.673.8991 to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Wills or trusts are typically contested by a person with an interest in the estate or trust who thinks the Will is invalid for a number of reasons. A successful Will contest can result in an earlier Will being revived, in the estate going to the heirs-at-law in the event there is no other valid Will, or in someone other than the person seeking to be the executor being appointed for that role by the court. Grounds for a successful Will contest can be very difficult to prove, but the court entertains a number of arguments, including:

  • Will was not signed properly.
  • Person making the Will was not competent.
  • Person making the Will was coerced into signing the Will.
  • Witnesses were not present when they said they were.

If you have questions about the possibility of contesting a Will or trust, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney. We will examine the facts of your situation and advise you on the best course of action.

Contact Our Firm

If you have questions regarding Wills or trusts contests, for a free initial consultation, contact us or call our office at 212.827.0341, 914.380.3060 or 877.673.8991. We maintain flexible office hours to accommodate the needs of our clients.

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Krim & Krim, P.C.
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
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White Plains, NY 10605

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