Probate & Trust Litigation

In Tennessee a will offered for probate may be contested for a variety of reasons. For instance, in determining whether a will or trust is fully or partially invalid a court will consider the following criteria:

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Besides contesting the validity of a will or trust, it is often necessary to contest pre-death transfers and gifts of assets or beneficiary designations made by an unduly influenced testator or made by someone else without the testator’s knowledge, understanding or consent.

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A perfectly valid will or trust will be deemed ineffective if those persons legally responsible for carrying out the desires of the testator are unable or unwilling to comply with the terms of the will or trust instrument. 

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