Frequently Asked Questions About Contesting a Will
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Can you contest a will in Florida?
How to contest a will in Florida?
How hard is it to overturn a will in Florida?
It is very difficult to challenge a will in Florida. Ultimately, a court must rule that the will was invalid due to the testator lacking testamentary capacity (i.e. sound mind) or rule that the will is invalid because it was procured by undue influence. Getting an experienced attorney involved early in the process is key to ensuring you have the best opportunity to have the will overturned.
How long do you have to contest a will in Florida?
Cost of contesting a will in Florida?
The cost to contest a will largely depend on the details of your case, including the size of the estate. Larger estates may require more time to review, adding additional costs. In instances where fraud or undue influence would result in you being cut out of your rightful inheritance, consulting a seasoned probate litigation attorney is a great first step in understanding your options.
In certain cases, we handle these disputes on a contingency fee, meaning, you don’t pay any fees or costs unless we recover.