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Will Caveats

An Experienced Raleigh Probate Lawyer Knows How to Protect Your Rights During Will Disputes

When will disputes arise in North Carolina, it may become necessary to enter into a “caveat,” contesting validity. A Raleigh probate lawyer at The Brady Law Firm will represent you, protecting your rights and interests, whether you are the Caveator (the person contesting the will) or the Propounder (the person defending the validity of the will) of a Testator (the deceased who left the will). Whether you are executor, trustee, heir, or beneficiary, litigation may become complicated, depending on the intricacies of the estate.

Do you feel your loved one was coerced into changing his or her will? Was your loved one mentally incompetent when he or she drafted his or her will? A Raleigh wills and trusts attorney knows how to prove such cases, as well as dispute unfounded charges of exerting undue influence through review of medical and nursing home records, financial documents, and other evidence.

Inheriting or Bequeathing Out of Town Property? A Durham Estate Planning Lawyer Can Help

Did your loved one own property in another North Carolina county? Do you own a vacation home in another state that you intend to leave to your heirs? Do you feel you have rights to an overseas property owned by the decedent? The estate planning lawyers at the Brady Law Firm are fully equipped to represent you throughout the ancillary proceedings in the county or counties where the property lies, so that title passes to beneficiaries correctly, and will guide you through any other legal hurdle each circumstance may present. An experienced Durham contested wills attorney knows what it takes to file a certified copy of the will, enter an order of probate, etc.

Contact a North Carolina Will Caveats Attorney for Legal Guidance Concerning Challenges

When a Will is contested, a North Carolina wills caveats attorney experienced in estate challenges should be at your side, ensuring that you do not make an error that may affect final outcome. Caveats usually arise because someone feels they’ve not received their fair share of an estate. The deceased may have deliberately cut a family member, whether out of anger or they were children from a prior relationship. The entire estate may have been unexpectedly left to a charitable organization, or, even more suspicious, to an elder care provider. Children who inherit unequal amounts may feel that coercion played a role in the decision. Contact a Brady Law Firm Raleigh estate lawyer for invaluable legal guidance regarding will caveats, as well as other probate and estate planning issues, when planning for the future or contesting or administering an estate.