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Carol A. Nolan, Attorney at Law

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Wheaton Contested Will Lawyer

Will Contests

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 or is invalid for another reason, there may be grounds to contest the will in probate court.

Carol A. Nolan, Attorney at Law helps children, parents, caregivers, and others contest wills during the probate process. She also represents family members seeking to defend against any will contests. 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 or is otherwise invalid, call Carol A. Nolan at 630-668-6600 to discuss the possible pursuit of a will contest. There is a limited amount of time to begin the process of contesting a will, 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 (a modification of an earlier will) or an entirely new will.
  • The deceased family member did not have the mental capacity to understand what they were signing when a will was created or altered.
  • The will was changed by someone else after it was signed by the deceased.

Ms. Nolan will thoroughly review the situation and the document(s) in question 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 may not realize that a will has been altered or that they were not included in a will 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 at 630-668-6600 to arrange a consultation.

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