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Florida Will Contests

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Will Contests in Florida

Experienced Probate Lawyer – Attorney Larry Tolchinsky

Undue Influence and Confidential Relationships

Contesting a will in Florida involves raising objections to the validity of a will, based on the assertion that the Will either does not reflect the actual intent of the party who made the Will or the Will was prepared without the formalities required by law. However, most Will contests generally focus on the idea that the creator of the will lacked testamentary capacity or was subject to undue influence or fraud.

Undue influence normally arises where a beneficiary under the will stands in a confidential relationship with the testator. A will may be challenged in its entirety, or only in part.

In a will contest the estate has the initial burden of proving the formal execution and attestation of the will. Once the estate’s done that, the burden of proof then shifts over to the party contesting the Florida Will.

Like most Florida probate issues, a Will Contest is a complicated legal matter. If you are considering contesting a will or are representing an estate, it is advisable to contact an experienced Florida Probate attorney for representation. Larry Tolchinsky has 20+ years of experience handling probate matters and has the necessary knowledge and experience to guide you through the judicial process.

Larry handles will contest matters in Hallandale, Hollywood, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Davie, North Miami Beach, Dania Beach and all other cities in Miami-Dade and Broward County since 1994.


Will Contest Articles Of Interest:

Can You Sue When You Fail to Inherit Under a Florida Will?

What is a “Sound Mind” in Florida?

Is Cutting Family Out of a Will Evidence of Undue Influence?

Proving the Existence of a Confidential Relationship

When Does Influence Become UNDUE and WRONG and The Basis for Voiding a Will?

3 Signs that Mom or Dad Were Unduly Influenced in Executing Their Last Will and Testament

Read all of our Will Contest articles here

20+ Years of Experience – Probate Attorney Larry Tolchinsky

Larry strives to create an informal atmosphere where you know you have access to him and that your concerns will be heard and addressed. Larry has experience in probate estate matters for more than 20 years and is familiar with the issues related to will contests. A simple call puts you in contact with a committed, local attorney who will handle all aspects of your matter and work hard to help you get what you deserve. If you or a loved one is dealing with a will contest matter, contact Larry Tolchinsky, an experienced probate attorney, today for a free consultation.

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If you would like to find out more information about a Florida Will Contest, please contact Larry Tolchinsky today for a free consultation. You can contact him by phone at 954-458-8655 or by e-mail through this web site to schedule an appointment and learn more about Florida Probate.

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