Who can contest a will in Missouri?

When a person dies, they often leave behind a will that details how they want their assets distributed. This document is a legal document that lists the names and organizations that will receive certain assets. Most of the time, this document is a valuable piece of...

Why are some wills contested?

A carefully organized and executed will is a powerful tool in a Missouri resident’s estate plan. A personal will provides important instructions and information to individuals about how a decedent wished to distribute their assets after their death. When a will is...

What makes a will valid?

Wills commonly serve as a cornerstone for an overall estate plan. Because of how important a valid will is, it is equally important for estate planners to know what makes a will valid and the requirements their will must meet. There are several requirements wills must...

How to prevent will contests

You can expect emotions to run high for your beneficiaries when you die. While it is normal for them to feel sad or have questions about your estate plan, the last you want to happen is for someone to legally challenge the will. Will contests can drag on for years and...