There are several reasons that a probate will could be contested. Here are some of the top reasons that a will gets contested in probate.
1. Legitimate Signature
One of the reasons that a will can be contested is because it was not signed properly. Each state has different requirements when it comes to signing the will. In some states, you have to have two witnesses watching you sign the document. If these requirements were not met, someone could contest the will.
Another common reason that wills get contested is because someone believes that they were created fraudulently. If a will was created fraudulently, it will not be able to stand up in probate court. If you believe that the will of one of your loved ones was created fraudulently, you have solid ground to contest it.
Another reason that many wills are contested is because the individual that created it was coerced into doing so. For example, one of the family members might try to force an elderly individual to sign a will that gives them a larger portion of the assets than they deserve. If you believe this is the case, you should contest the will so that the assets go to the individuals that should get them.