Who Has The Right To Contest A Will?

Under California Law, the individuals who may legally challenge a will are those who are considered "interested parties." Interested parties include spouses, children, the deceased person's creditors or people who would be considered an intestate heir.

What is an intestate heir? If a person failed to create a will or other testamentary document, an "intestate heir" is a person who, by law, would inherit a decedent's assets.

Once it is established that a person has what is called "standing" to contest a will, there must also be a legitimate reason for contesting a will. Those reasons could be fraud, forgery, lack of capacity or undue influence.

Hinojosa & Forer LLP is one of the leading firms in estate disputes in the Los Angeles area, representing clients throughout California. Our attorneys practice in this area daily — we come to the table with the skill and experience unmatched by many other firms. We can offer sound legal advice in these difficult situations.

If Seeking To Challenge A Will, Contact Those Who Are Highly Skilled In Estate Disputes

For decades, clients have trusted Hinojosa & Forer LLP to handle with expertise all aspects involving estate matters. We utilize our skills primarily as an estate litigation firm. We work to successfully resolve will and trust contests, conservatorship litigation and other disputes.

To learn more about the law and your legal options regarding will contests, contact the lawyers at Hinojosa & Forer LLP at 310-893-0309.