What are the typical causes of an inheritance dispute?

When your estate is divided among your beneficiaries, it’s possible that there will be disputes about the contents of the will and who should be receiving what. Not all beneficiaries argue over inheritance, but the most common causes for those who do involve the planning made by the benefactor. Common problems include failing to keep the will up to date, choosing an irresponsible executor, including unexplained surprises in the will, failing to make provisions for items of sentimental value. Also, if the other beneficiaries suspect that one beneficiary exercised undue influence over the deceased during the planning of the will, they may contest its validity and claim coercion.

If you are creating a will and want to avoid many of the common pitfalls that often lead to disputes, contact our Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., today at 800-242-2151.


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