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Preparing yourself to contest your loved one’s will

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2019 | Fiduciary Representation |

Your loved one has recently passed away and other family members are beginning the process of executing the deceased’s estate plan in Texas. Learning that you were not named in his or her will despite the connection you had to the deceased, as well as the relationship you maintained throughout the years, can be incredibly challenging and saddening. At Doehring & Doehring Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people prepare for probate.

If you are dissatisfied with the fact that you have not been named in the will and would like to contest the terms and conditions outlined in the will, you can certainly do so. Forbes describes several critical tips to give yourself the best chance at having a successful outcome as you continue through probate. One of the challenges you may face is the necessity to make decisions in a timely manner. Procrastinating or taking too long to reach an agreement on certain factors will only prolong the process and may compromise your ability to have a say in what happens.

If you plan to contest your loved ones will, you should also be aware that this process often costs quite a bit of money. Budgeting in costs for probate is an excellent step in the right direction so you can avoid putting yourself in a stressful situation because you are spending more money than you have. It is also important to acknowledge that this process may be lengthy and emotionally taxing as you are required to make difficult decisions and consistently discuss the life and death of your loved one.

When you are familiar with some of what you can expect when you enter probate, you can be better prepared and more confident about what you can do to positively influence your experience. For more information about contesting a will, visit our web page.