In this video attorney Curt Runger answers the question of who has the legal standing to file a will content. View the video below or see the transcript below to hear Curts explanation for this difficult process.
My name is Curt Runger and I’m an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee and I help give my clients peace of mind after the death of a loved one by walking them through the probate process.
So sometimes when a loved one dies, things can get ugly. It can result in a will contest, and one of the most common questions that I receive from people who are interested in pursuing a will contest is can I actually file this will contest. And so that really comes down to do I have legal standing to file a will contest complaint in this state. Now there’s a couple different scenarios in which an individual can have legal standing to file a will contest but what if the individual is someone who would inherit under the laws of intestate succession. In the event that there was no last will and testament. In other words, you know, a child, you know, more or less, or, you know, a child of a child or someone who would inherit under the laws of intestate succession. But for there being a well presented. Those individuals have legal standing to file a will contest complaint. Another set of individuals who have legal standing to file will contest complaints are individuals who while they may not have legal standing under the laws of intestate succession or while they may not be entitled to take under the laws of intestate succession. The second set of individuals will be people who were named beneficiaries in another valid last will and testament that they believe is actually the valid last will and testament so those are really kind of two sets of individuals who have legal standing to file will contest complaints. If you have any questions about will contest. Absolutely, give me a call. We’ll contests are some of the most difficult expensive cases to prevail on in Tennessee and if you’re going to pursue a live I will contest clay, you absolutely must have legal counsel who is skilled in evaluating those cases.
If you have any further questions do not hesitate to call Curt or his team at Douglass & Runger, PLLC at (901) 388-5805 relating to other questions you may have about the will divorce process.