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Wheaton Contested Will Lawyer
Representing Clients Throughout Illinois in Will Contests
Wills are binding legal documents designed to express and enforce a person's wishes regarding the transfer of assets upon their demise. When a beneficiary or family member suspects that a will has been wrongfully altered, there may be grounds to contest a will in probate court.
Carol A. Nolan, Attorney at Law, helps children, parents, caregivers and others contest a will during the probate process. She also represents family members seeking to defend against any will contest. No matter the situation, her primary objective is always to resolve the matter in a way that complies with the deceased's wishes.
If you suspect a will has been wrongfully altered to benefit a particular beneficiary, call Carol A. Nolan at 630-668-6600 to discuss the possible pursuit of a will contest. There is limited to time to begin the process, so contact Ms. Nolan as soon as possible.
Reasons to Contest a Will
A will contest is an effective way of questioning suspicious provisions or heir eliminations. It can also help establish the validity of the will itself. However, there must be reasonable grounds to do so. Some valid reasons to contest a will include:
- The will was altered or created when the deceased family member was ill or under duress
- A family member forced or tricked the deceased into executing a codicil (modification of an earlier will) or entirely new will
Ms. Nolan will thoroughly review the situation and the document in order to determine the actual intent of the will creator. As an experienced probate lawyer, she will effectively protect your interests — and those of the will's creator — in court.
Contact Carol A. Nolan, Attorney at Law
A beneficiary will often not realize that a will has been altered or that they were not included in its terms until after the death of their loved one. It is extremely important to contact a lawyer as soon as you have any suspicions of wrongdoing. To discuss the possibility of contesting a will with an experienced estate planning and elder law lawyer, please contact Carol A. Nolan to arrange a consultation.