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:
- Did the testator have sufficient mental capacity to execute a valid will or trust?
- Did the testator understand what he or she was signing was their will or a trust agreement?
- Was the testator unduly influenced by another person?
- Was the will executed under Tennessee’s strict execution requirements?
- Did the testator subsequently revoke the trust instrument or the will offered to probate?
- Was the will or trust instrument procured by duress or fraud?