Resolving Will Contests Efficiently

When a family member dies, the probate and estate administration process does not always go smoothly. Will contests are common and can cause significant disruption in the family — sibling against sibling, former spouse against current spouse.

If you are engaged in a will dispute in South Carolina, whether bringing or defending against the contest, the attorneys at Singleton, Burroughs, Young & Sligh, P.A., are here to protect your rights and interests. We have extensive experience handling probate and estate administration matters for clients in Conway and throughout the Myrtle Beach area and surrounding counties.

Why Are Wills Contested?

There are many reasons a will can be contested. Some of the most common include claims of:

  • Undue influence: When a will is amended to heavily favor a family member or friend who had a close relationship with the decedent in his or her last years, other heirs may claim that the beneficiary of the amendments exerted undue influence over the decedent.
  • Lack of testamentary capacity: If it can be proven that the decedent was not of sound mind when he or she executed the will, the will may be deemed invalid.
  • Fraud: The above examples may constitute will fraud, as well as forgery and other forms of deceit in the creation of a will.

Our lawyers understand the sensitive nature of will disputes and work to help family members resolve them amicably whenever possible. We understand, however, that such a resolution is not always possible and are always prepared for aggressive litigation.

Contact Our Estate Litigation Attorneys

If you are engaged in a dispute over an inheritance, we are here to help you explore your legal options. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our law offices online, or by telephone at 843-492-5882 or 800-781-8685.