Handling Will Caveat Cases Throughout North Carolina
At the North Carolina law firm of Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, we handle a broad range of legal matters, including disputes over wills, trusts and other estate-related matters. Our Kinston and Morehead City will contests attorneys have extensive trial experience and are prepared to go the distance to protect your rights.
Do You Have Grounds To Dispute A Will?
Perhaps you had every reason to believe that you would inherit certain assets from a loved one, but surprisingly, the person's will turned out to say otherwise. In such cases, it is worthwhile speaking to a lawyer about whether or not you may be able to contest the will.
Many will caveat actions (commonly called will contests) stem from a suspicion that:
- The testator (the maker of the will) was mentally incapacitated at the time he or she wrote the will, or
- He or she was forced, coerced or deceived by someone else into writing the will a certain way.
The laws regarding will caveat actions are much older than the majority of North Carolina's current laws. Not many attorneys fully understand how the unique rules and procedures apply, so make sure you choose a lawyer who has experience in these matters.
Let Us Take The Stress Away
No one ever expects to be involved in a will dispute after a loved one passes away. It can be the most stressful thing that has ever happened to you and your family. We understand this and will diligently and empathetically protect your rights so you can focus on what really matters: taking care of yourself and your family after your loss.
Consult Our Eastern NC Inheritance Disputes Attorneys
To schedule a consultation about estate litigation with one of our lawyers, call Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, at 252.522.4500 or contact us online today.