Yes. When a person dies and a will exists, that will goes to a probate court for approval. However, beneficiaries and heirs do not always agree as to the validity of a will and wish to contest it.
Some of the most common objections to the validity of a will are:
- The person lacked mental capacity at the time the will was executed,
- The will was forged or executed by force or under undue influence, or
- The will was not properly drafted, signed, or witnessed according to the state’s formal requirements.
There are procedures one must follow to contest a will. Objections to a decedent’s will must be filed in probate court within a certain number of days after receiving notice of the death or petition to admit the will to probate.