It’s natural that as someone gets older or becomes ill, they may lack mental capacity to make a valid Florida estate plan. This can be a difficult truth to face. Some people do not realize it until after their loved one passes and the estate plan raises red flags.
A finding of fraud will render a will void in Florida. While there are many reasons a will may be found void in whole or in part, fraud is a particularly dastardly situation. It means that someone deceived your loved one while they were preparing their estate for their passing.
With the passing of a loved one, the administration of the deceased’s estate may bring a few surprises. Sometimes, certain people are unexpected beneficiaries — and this can raise more than just eyebrows.
Discovering that a will may not be valid adds an unfortunate layer of additional stress to the news of a loved one’s passing. A Fort Myers will contest lawyer can help you examine whether or not you have reasons to contest a will under Florida law.
Undue influence cases require the skills and resources of an experienced probate litigation team that knows how to prepare and try complex will contest claims.