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How can a Nevada resident contest a will in probate litigation?

When dealing with the death of a loved one, the last thing most people want to do is think about fighting a legal battle. However, in some unfortunate circumstances, family members, friends or other beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries under a will may feel that something about the document is "not right." Whether they have been left out completely, or have not been bequeathed the share expected, or just think that someone applied undue influence to the testator, these individuals have some ways of making their voices heard. To do this, they may choose to contest the validity of the will documents.

What exactly is undue influence?

In the midst of a legal dispute over a will, trust or guardianship, families and others may throw around the phrase undue influence, which is in fact a legal term of art. However, few people in Henderson or the rest of the greater Las Vegas area may not know precisely what that terms means or what exactly it entails.

Electronic wills are convenient by controversial

A will puts legal effect to the wishes of a deceased person. The person who signs the will is known as the testator, and the law requires several formalities intended to ensure that the will truly represents the wishes of the testator. If the formality requirements are not satisfied, a probate court will likely find that the will is not valid. These requirements are often the subject of heated probate litigation.

Sometimes probate litigation is inevitable

After a loved one passes away, family members may not always agree on how to handle the closing out of his or her estate. When this happens, probate litigation may be inevitable. If you have found yourself facing this type of difficult legal battle, whether in Nevada or elsewhere, you do not have to go through it alone.

What is a "no contest" clause in Nevada probate litigation?

While Nevada residents may be familiar with the phrase "no contest" from television or other media, it is likely in the context of pleading in criminal law cases. However, this phrase has a much different meaning when it comes to the administration of probate estates and litigation surrounding the enforcement of an individual's last will and testament.

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