If you have recently suffered the loss of a close loved one, you are likely feeling understandably overwhelmed by all the mental, emotional, physical, financial and practical consequences resulting from that loss. Please know that feeling overwhelmed at this time is completely normal. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the business of attending to your loved one’s estate, please know that this is normal too. An experienced Ridgefield, CT estate planning attorney can answer any questions you may have at this time. For example, “What do I do if my loved one’s will does not seem to reflect his or her preferences at the time of his or her passing?”
If Your Deceased Loved One’s Will Is Not Current
There may be legal options available to you if you believe that your loved one’s will was not “current” at the time of his or her passing. Depending on the state that has jurisdiction over your loved one’s will, it may be subjected to the probate process (legal proving of the validity of the will) as a matter of course. However, it is also possible that your loved one’s estate may benefit from a will context. Essentially, you would work with an experienced Ridgefield, CT estate litigation attorney in order to prove to the court that your loved one’s will did not reflect his or her true preferences at the time of his or her passing. Perhaps the will was truly outdated. Or perhaps your loved one was coerced or otherwise manipulated into changing his or her will. The legal strategy that will best suit your situation will be influenced by the specific circumstances surrounding your loved one’s will and why you believe it does not accurately reflect that individual’s wishes.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have recently lost a loved one and are concerned that their will does not properly reflect their preferences at the time of their passing, please schedule a consultation with an experienced Ridgefield, Connecticut estate litigation attorney today. It is important to understand that speaking with a member of the legal team at Sweeney Legal, LLC does not commit you to filing a will contest. After we learn about your situation and advise you of your legal options, you may determine that a will contest is in your best interests (and the best interests of your loved one’s estate) or you may decide that this is not a path you believe is best. Consultations are risk-free, so you do not need to hesitate to call. These initial meetings simply ensure that you are able to make informed decisions about your legal situation moving forward. Please don’t hesitate; schedule a risk-free consultation with a Ridgefield, CT estate litigation attorney now. Our team looks forward to speaking with you.