Question: My mother died last December and left everything to her caregiver. Can I challenge my mother’s Will, and what would I need to prove?
Answer: Yes, heirs have a right to challenge a family member’s Will. However, time is of the essence in these matters as a Will contest may be barred (notwithstanding the facts) if not filed in a timely matter. The time frame to contest is extremely short. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible for a more in depth analysis of your case as there are numerous grounds to contest a Will, which if proved could invalidate the Will, such as fraud. forgery, lack of capacity, and undue influence.
NOTE: The information provided above is not intended to be nor should be relied upon as legal advice. Peck Bloom, LLC is located in the State of Illinois and the attorneys are only licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida. You should consult a qualified attorney licensed in your state regarding these matters.
Kerry R. Peck, Managing Partner
Peck Bloom, LLC
Chicago, Illinois 60603