At the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo in California, we realize that sometimes a will challenge is the proper thing for you to do. We also realize, however, that to win a will challenge, you must not only be an “interested party,” you must also allege the proper grounds. You cannot challenge a will simply because you believe the decedent should have named you in his or her will but failed to do so. In addition, you should know that the vast majority of will challenges fail, and your chances of prevailing in one are quite low.
In California, only an interested party may mount a will challenge. This means that the deceased person must have been one of your family members or that you had some other valid reason for expecting to inherit from him or her.
In addition to being an interested party, you also must challenge the will on valid grounds, such as one of the following:
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