Will Contests And Disputes

Sometimes, when a loved one passes away and the family learns the terms of the will, somebody will come forward with a claim that the will is not legitimate. Such will contests can tear families apart, but the Lichtenegger Law Firm helps clients across southeast Missouri reach reasonable solutions that honor the deceased's legacy.

Whether you are the executor of the estate or an heir or believe you were wrongfully left out of the will, contact our firm. Our attorneys have handled all variety of estate disputes. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and will work diligently to settle your will contest as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Reasons To Challenge A Will

Missouri law allows several grounds for challenging the validity of a will, including:

  • The decedent's testamentary capacity, or mental ability, at the time the will was drafted
  • Whether the will was the result of fraud, forgery or undue influence on the decedent
  • The will being replaced by a subsequent will
  • Whether the will was properly executed or meets the standards of Missouri law

Proving that a will is invalid can be difficult. One of our dedicated lawyers will work diligently to make your case. We will make every effort to settle out of court, but if trial is the best option, our litigators will go to court to assert your rights.

Contact Us — Three Convenient Locations

With offices in Jackson, Marble Hill and Perryville, we would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your will dispute. For an appointment, please call the Lichtenegger Law Firm at 573-755-0403 or email us.