Will Contests

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Who has capacity to make a will?

Who has capacity to make a will?

Fundamental to the validity of any last will and testament is that the testator (person whose will it is, and who is signing the documents) had capacity at the time of execution. By statute, a testator in Pennsylvania must be “of sound mind” to make a will. (20 Pa....
How to contest a will in Pennsylvania

How to contest a will in Pennsylvania

If you believe someone’s last will and testament is invalid or the result of some wrongdoing, you may have the right to contest it. Here are the basic steps. Have a proper basis to contest the will. You can’t contest a will simply because you don’t like what it says....
Proving weakened intellect in a will contest

Proving weakened intellect in a will contest

In a Pennsylvania will contest alleging undue influence (the most common type of will contest), the party challenging the will must show that the deceased suffered from weakened intellect around the time of the alleged undue influence. (Other states require a similar...