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Experienced Probate Attorneys Help Clients To Contest Wills in Probate Court Throughout Bergen County and Across New Jersey

With most families, the legal distribution of a will is a peaceful process. Sometimes, however, a beneficiary believes that the benefactor slighted him or her. It is at this point that a potential heir may wish to contest the will. This usually occurs when heirs of larger estates are not happy with their share of the assets being distributed. They want more and they are willing to go to court to get it.

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To contest a will in probate court, a plaintiff must have “interest” in the distribution’s outcome or “standing” to object, such as when a decedent’s child is left out of a will or receives less of a parent’s estate than his or her sibling. Often, a second will is produced in which an heir stands to inherit less than in the original. These situations usually produce a dispute among the beneficiaries as one or more of the heirs attempt to prove a will is invalid. Challenging a will’s validity can be difficult although several objections exist for a potential plaintiff. Will contests are long, expensive, and downright nasty. They can pit brother against brother, mother against son, and they can tear families apart. An experienced probate attorney is always required in any will contest.

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"The Epstein Law Firm recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in an extremely complex and difficult financial services case. He and his team not only mastered the complex issues in the case, but also expertly handled all aspects of the negotiations. I cannot thank Michael enough for his dedication and hard work, and I highly recommend him and The Epstein Law Firm for those who need smart, creative, and aggressive lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.”

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