As an experienced Rochester Elder Law Attorney, people often ask me about the grounds for contesting a will. There are basically four grounds for contesting a will. First is lack of due execution. This is when the will was not properly signed and witnessed. The second ground is a lack of testamentary capacity in which the person did not have the capacity to understand what a will was, to understand what property he has, to understand who his relatives are. The third ground is duress; in which someone is forced to sign a will. The fourth ground is undue influence in which a person that the individual trusted, such as a priest or a lawyer, used that position to influence them to leave them as a beneficiary in their will.
Do you want to contest a will? If so, contact the experienced Rochester Elder Law Attorney Robert Friedman.