The aftermath after a loved one’s death is filled with emotion — sadness, grief, shock and sometimes even anger and contention. Soon after the death, loved ones learn how the estate of the deceased will be distributed and this can cause many hard feelings and disappointment. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn of Coon Rapids, MN can handle a case in which a will is contested, but perhaps more importantly, our team can also review a will when it is being created and ensure that it cannot be contested. Now is a great time to work on your will and make sure that there is no chance that it will be contested after you are gone.
Probate Attorney MN
As a leading probate attorney serving Coon Rapids, Anoka, Andover, Ham Lake and all of Anoka County, Minnesota, the team at Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you during the drafting and signing process of your will. There are several reasons why a will is generally contested. These reason that someone might contest a will include:
- There is something incorrect about the will that makes it invalid- for example, it may have been improperly signed or witnessed.
- There was some undue influence on the person drafting or signing the will.
- The person making the will did not have the mental capacity to do so.
Prevent Your Will From Being Contested
As a trusted and experienced contested will attorney in the Coon Rapids area, Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you take the necessary steps to ensure that your will is not contested after you pass away. We can help you establish that you have the mental capacity necessary to draft a will, and we can help you avoid claims of undue influence by meeting separately with you and anyone who might have an interest in influencing you. Finally, our team will ensure that your will has been properly signed and witnessed so that there are no possible claims that the will is somehow incorrect.
A contested will increases the cost of the probate dramatically, often by thousands of dollars and takes much more time to settle than an uncontested will. If you are concerned that that there is a chance that your will could be contested, or if you believe that there is a reason why a will of a loved one should be contested, call Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn at (763) 427-5131 for help. Our team will find a time to meet with you and give you an honest assessment of how you should proceed.