Category: Will Challenges

Is it Really Possible to Disinherit Someone?

Fri Mar 29, 2019 | Will Challenges |

You’ve likely seen something like this in a movie: At the reading of the will of a recently deceased family patriarch, the executor dramatically reveals that one or more heirs have unexpectedly been disinherited as a form of revenge for a long-ago transgression. But does this actually happen in real […]

Read More

Understanding How Elective Shares in Florida Work

Fri Mar 29, 2019 | Will Challenges |

One of the cardinal rules of estate law is that wills should be administered according to the wishes of the testator. This can lead to a number of less-than-ideal outcomes for the testator’s heirs, especially those who end up receiving nothing or only very small amounts from his or her […]

Read More

Grounds for Contesting a Will in Florida

Mon Jan 21, 2019 | Will Challenges |

Disposing of one’s money, property, and other assets after one’s death is not a task to be taken lightly. As such, the law imposes a strict set of requirements on individuals wishing to execute a will in order to minimize the chances that there will be errors when distributing the […]

Read More

What Kinds of Behaviors Are Considered “Undue Influence”?

Mon Dec 31, 2018 | Will Challenges |

In order for a will to be valid in the state of Florida, it must meet several requirements, including that the testator (the person making the will) has the requisite mental capacity to execute a will.  Concerns about the testator’s capacity, such as the testator suffering from dementia or a […]

Read More