Who Can Contest A Trust?

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Just as wills can be contested, the legitimacy of a trust can also be challenged. Family conflict after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming but our attorneys are here to guide you during this time.

Any type of trust can be contested but the person contesting it must hold direct personal interest in the matter. Usually this only includes beneficiaries or people who would legally be eligible to be part of the inheritance but were excluded from the trust.

What Are Valid Reasons To Contest?

A will can be contested for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Violates state laws: Trust is not valid under Florida's trust laws; for example, it does not include valid witness signatures
  • Lack of mental capacity: Decedent was unable to make sound decisions at the time the trust was created
  • Undue influence: Decedent was coerced into appointing a trustee or financially benefiting someone against his or her wishes
  • Fraud/forgery: Signature is forged and trust is not approved by the decedent

If you have reason to believe your loved one's trust is invalid or wrongly influenced by another person, you need a skilled lawyer assisting you. Our team at The Law Office of Nicole C. Morris, P.A., works with families through tough and complicated conflicts. We will review your loved one's estate plan and determine whether his or her trust is valid. If it is not, we can help you successfully contest it.

Protect Your Loved Ones

At The Law Office of Nicole C. Morris, P.A., we want our clients to feel secure and know that their case will be handled professionally and mindfully when they come to us. You can fill out our online form or call 561-855-0348 to request a complimentary consultation.

Our office is in Palm Beach Gardens. We serve clients in the area or who have loved ones in Florida.