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Will Contests in Essex County and Beyond

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When a late loved one leaves a will that distributes property in a way you weren't expecting or selects an executor who surprises you, you may be shocked and hurt. If you believe that the will does not accurately express the final wishes of your loved one's last wishes, you may be able to contest it. Contesting a will is the process of raising a formal objection against the validity of a will.

Reasons for Will Contests

There are a variety of legal reasons to contest a will. My firm offers representation in the following matters:

  • Challenging a will's validity, due to a variety of reasons, including improper execution of the will
  • Abuse of fiduciary duty claims
  • Omitted heir's claims
  • Creditor's claims
  • Challenges to executor or trustee's performance
  • Undue influence

I understand that losing a loved one can be difficult for everyone involved, and disputes during probate can make the grieving process even more challenging. The Law Office of Alice Beirne defends executors and administrators, and also represents parties who wish to contest a will. My goal is to assist you in seeking the best possible resolution for your legal matters, and because litigation can be costly and time consuming, I first try to achieve resolution through negotiation. If negotiation doesn't work, I am an aggressive West Orange probate lawyer who is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney.

Choose an Experienced Probate Attorney in Essex County

If you are involved in a will contest, it is important to seek assistance you can trust. I am AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which means that my peers rank my legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication abilities, legal experience and ethics as being excellent. Additionally, I have been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers®, a prestigious honor achieved by less than 5% of lawyers in the state. With more than 30 years of experience, I am well-equipped to provide exceptional advocacy on your behalf both in and out of the courtroom.


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