Can a Will be challenged in Illinois?

Yes, a Will can be challenged in Illinois.  However, you have six months from the admission of the Will to probate to challenge it.  If no challenge is brought within the six month statute of limitations, your Will contest action will be barred.


Also, Wills can be challenged on a variety of grounds.  Some of the most common attacks against Wills are lack of testamentary capacity of the testator when the Will was signed, failure to follow the Will execution formalities at the time of signing, and undue influence of the testator in preparing the Will.


Because of the complexity and low success rates in challenging Illinois Wills, the Law Office of Kevin Williams does not represent individuals seeking to challenge a Will in Illinois.  If you are in need of a Will contest attorney, contact your local bar association for a trusted referral.





















































































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