Win Estate Disputes By Replacing Invalid Wills With Earlier Ones And Subpoenaing Important Discovery Documents

The familiar adage “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” certainly applies in probate law—heirs and beneficiaries should only count on inheriting from the testator’s last valid estate plan. “But what happens when the testamentary document presented in probate is invalid?” This legal question stands at the heart of nearly every will dispute litigated in Iowa since the courts started …

12 Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Entering Will Dispute Litigation

Estate dispute litigation is a delicate issue that unquestionably affects friends and relatives—and because of this, many folks refrain from challenging a will or trust in probate after a loved one passes away. Yet, when testamentary documents disinherit you or reduce your expected inheritance to practically nothing, bringing will contest action may be the only option you have to recover …

Do You Know How to Prevent Will Disputes?

Five Common Probate Lawsuits and the Steps You Can Take To Avoid Costly Probate Litigation For Each One A wise jurist once said, “Will disputes are inevitable!” Well even if that were true, it shouldn’t imply that will challenges are unpreventable. Emotions run high when loved ones pass away, and folks should prepare for problems to arise even when valid testamentary documents …