Will & Trust Contests in Tennessee

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?