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Since 1989, our mission has been to help Rhode Islanders receive the highest level of service and results in Estate, Family and Business law matters. We can help you, too.

Dealing With Will Contests

Do you believe that your loved one’s estate is being mishandled because of an issue with the will?

Even though the intention of a will is to have assets passed on without turmoil, if there is something wrong with the will, steps can be taken to address the issue.

The attorneys at the law firm of Sjoberg & Votta know the steps to take. We will take great care to see that your loved one’s final wishes are followed.

Reasons for Will Contests

Disputes over wills and estate plans can occur for many reasons. One of the most common is when one heir believes that another has exerted undue influence or coercion to gain favor in terms of how assets are distributed.

Another reason for a will contest is that the creator of the will was not of sound mind when the will was created, leading to inappropriate or unfair guidelines for how assets are to be divided among heirs.

Will contests can also be the result of a poorly written will. Perhaps the will is out of date and doesn’t address one or more important assets. Perhaps the language used in the will is unclear.

How Are Will Contests Resolved?

Sometimes, these probate disputes can be resolved by carefully working out an agreement between the heirs. Other times, the case may require a trip to the courtroom.

Our lawyers take pride in building strong cases. Every day, we put our experience to work helping people like you achieve positive outcomes in will contests. We have been helping people in Warwick and throughout Rhode Island since 1989.

Discuss Your Case With Us

Call us at 401-737-9696 or email us to schedule a consultation about a will contest.

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Meet the Team

Partner Paul J. Votta Jr’s focus is on family law (including divorce), business and tax law.
Learn more about Mr. Votta’s credentials here.

Managing Partner Mark A. Sjoberg has earned a reputation in the field of estate law that few others can match. Learn more about Mr. Sjoberg’s experience now.

William J. Stanton focuses his practice on Estate and Guardianship Administration, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Family Law, and Litigation and Appeals.

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