The purpose of a will or living trust is to dispose of a person’s assets in accordance to their written instructions following death. Usually, the beneficiaries are close relatives of the deceased such as children and spouses. However, sometimes a person makes changes to the will that result in certain family members being disinherited.. In these cases, the disinherited family members may believe or suspect that the changes resulted from duress or undue influence or that the will maker lacked testamentary capacity, for example was suffering from severe dementia. Under these circumstances, the will or trust may be challenged. Resolving this type of probate dispute will require the help of an experienced attorney and possibly a medical expert. If you are defending or challenging a will or trust based on the mental capacity of the testator or duress, you should consult with an experienced San Francisco Bay Area probate litigation attorney.
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