Successfully Challenging Wills And Trusts For Years

There are some situations in which the will or trust of a recently deceased loved one might not seem quite right. Perhaps you suspect that the testator was under undue influence when they created it. Maybe you have reason to think that parts of the documents are fraudulent. You should bring your concerns to an attorney as soon as you can.

At Galloway and Collens, PLLC, our team of three estate and probate attorneys can carefully examine the details surrounding a will or trust. We have more than 50 years of combined experience helping Detroit-area clients successfully challenge estate planning documents. If you are an executor or other interested party who has found themselves on the receiving end of a challenge, we can represent you as well.

Do I Have Grounds For A Case?

The state of Michigan has only a few circumstances in which you can contest a will or a trust. These include:

  • Undue influence: Someone coerced, manipulated or lied to override the decedent’s free will when creating the documents.
  • Lack of testamentary capacity: The person who created the will or trust did so without understanding the implications of what they were doing.
  • Fraud: Part or all of the will or the trust appears to be fraudulent.
  • Nonconformity with legal requirements: Estate documents need to have specific provisions and be signed and witnessed a certain way for a court to honor them.

You can bring your concerns about a will or trust to us, and we will help you determine whether it is time to file a lawsuit. If so, we will tirelessly help you right the wrong you and your family are experiencing so you can honor your loved ones’ last wishes.

Learn Whether You Can Contest A Will Or Trust

The stress of losing a loved one and then enduring a challenging legal problem is incredibly difficult. We will do everything we can to lighten that burden. Reach out to us for assistance when you are ready. To request a consultation, please call us at 248-284-1990 or send us an email.