As estate planning and probate attorneys, we know how hard it is to lose someone you love. Most of us experience overwhelming feelings of grief and loss that can last a long time. We also realize that an unsatisfactory or disappointing final will can add to the stress people feel after a family death.
Most people in such a circumstance care less about what they did or did not inherit than they do about feeling that the deceased's final wishes may not have been fulfilled. It can be haunting to worry that a family member's will might not have accurately reflected his or her true intentions. The question many are left with is: What can be done about it?
In Tennessee, you can contest or challenge your loved one's will if you believe it might not uphold the deceased's intentions. Making the decision to contest a will is never easy. Many bereaved feel it paints them in a negative light, as if they are only seeking to overturn the will because they did not get the inheritance they desired.
We want you to know that not everyone who challenges a will is concerned about an inheritance. Like you, other residents in our state are concerned about a loved one's will for deeper reasons, for reasons that go beyond wealth or assets. We hope that realizing you are not alone will help make your final decision easier and put you on the road to healing in a comforting manner.
You will find more information about will contests, creating wills and will execution on our website. We offer this information to assist residents of Nashville and other Tennessee communities.