By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold New Jersey, Monmouth County Will Contest Law firm

This article can be your starting point to learn about contesting wills in New Jersey. It provides general information about contesting wills under New Jersey probate laws. This general article is linked to our website (Matt, link to will contest in NJ homepage) where you can find more detailed information about the particular question you have concerning contesting a will.

Factors to consider before contesting a will under New Jersey law

If a person makes a will when he or she does not have the mental capacity to make a will or when he or she is so dominated by another person that they cannot independently make a will that reflects their true intentions, a will contest often results. A will is often contested because the contestant believes that the will is not the voluntary statement of the deceased maker. In other words, it does not represent the true intent of the testator to pass his or her estate to the people that are the natural objects of his or her love and affection. In our next blog, we will discuss reasons for contesting a will (Grounds), limitations for contesting a will (Time Limits), what you need to do to contest a will (Procedure) and what happens to the estate if the will contest is successful (Effect of Successfully Contesting a Will).

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