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Will Contests

Arnold & Clifford LLP, is a Columbus, Ohio, law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, including will contests.

Families Can Be Divided By A Contested Will

The pain that a family experiences over the death of a parent or spouse can be compounded by a will that is ambiguous, fraudulent or otherwise wrong. Beneficiaries who feel that they did not receive the inheritance they were due may be able to contest the will in probate court.

We Represent Any Party To A Will Dispute

At the law firm of Arnold & Clifford LLP, our lawyers have decades of combined experience protecting the rights of family members and beneficiaries in will contests. We represent beneficiaries, family members and executors. In Ohio, you can file a will contest if you received property in the will or would have received property if the decedent had died without a will.

Wills may be contested based on a number of grounds. Here are some examples:

  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Lack of testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence by another person to change a will in his or her favor
  • Lack of proper execution

In addition to will contests, our lawyers handle disputes between beneficiaries and executors in issues such as:

  • Theft of assets
  • Self-dealing in sales of assets
  • Wasting of assets
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Attorneys practicing in will contests include: