It is quite common for someone to be upset when the contents of a Will are revealed. No matter how much you try to please everyone in your Will, it is often just not possible to do. A person who is upset might seek to contest your Will. However, in order to successfully challenge a Will, the challenger needs legal grounds to do so. A Will cannot be challenged merely because someone is upset over its contents.
This is a good reason for you to have an experienced estate planning attorney assist you in drafting your Will. The attorney knows what the common grounds are for contesting Wills and can help make sure that no one will have them. For example, someone might challenge a Will because it was not executed in the specific legal way. With an attorney this will not be an issue. Another common ground for a Will challenge is that the Will is a result of undue influence being exerted on the Testator. Attorneys have experience looking out for the warning signs of undue influence and can help make sure that your Will is not a result of it.
You cannot prevent all possible challenges to your Will. However, an attorney can help to make sure that it is as difficult as possible for someone to successfully challenge your Will.
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