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Disputed or Contested Wills

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The death of a loved one leaves behind a lot of questions. Chief among them is how to treat the property and assets they left behind. While elderly decedents often have wills, these wills are not immune to being contested, and rightfully so—sometimes, a will ought to be disputed. If you’re planning on disputing a loved one’s will, you’ll need the help of a skilled litigator. James M. Judkins, Attorney at Law is that litigator.

In the last decade alone, Attorney James M. Judkins has spent more time trying cases and speaking before judges than most lawyers spend in their entire lives. He has tried high-stakes criminal defense and family law cases. He has secured outcomes for his clients that fulfilled their highest hopes. He has the skill, the resources, and the experience to bring your dispute before a judge and argue effectively on your behalf.

To learn your legal options, call (615) 219-5555 or contact us online for a free consultation with Mr. Judkins. Get your questions answered in one simple call or email—reach out today!

Standing & Grounds for Disputing a Will

Disputing a will can only be accomplished by someone who is affected by the terms of the will. While this is fairly straightforward, a person with qualifying standing must also have grounds to dispute the will. These grounds are fairly subjective, which is why it is vital to have a litigator in your corner: arguing the finer points of law and procedure is what has established Mr. Judkins as one of the strongest litigators in Middle Tennessee.

Grounds for disputing a will usually involve:

  • Improper execution
  • Lack of capacity
  • Undue influence

Multiple factors could be at play regarding the grounds for disputing a will. For instance, the physical health of the testator is vital information when deciding if a person was mentally able to write their own will. Proving these factors and gathering evidence in support of your complaint will be among the first things our firm will do if you choose us to help you.

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