What Circumstances Could Invalidate My Will?

How do I make sure that my wishes get carried out when planning my estate? This is something that clients and law firms alike often overlook. The Law Office of Unruh, Turner, Burke and Frees takes a number of preliminary steps to ensure that your will is executed the way you want it to be. For example, if you bring an heir to an estate planning appointment, the attorney must meet with the planner alone. If not, this could invalidate the whole process later on in a court of law. Another example is if you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. You want to make sure that your lawyer has documented proof from a doctor that you maintain the cognitive abilities to plan your estate. Other things that can invalidate a will are the influence of drugs and alcohol or pressure from an heir to plan your estate a certain way. A good attorney will be sure that you are in the right state when planning a will and this will be documented thoroughly so that the when it comes time to execute the will, it cannot be challenged. If you have questions about sophisticated estate planning in Pennsylvania, call David M. Frees at 610-933-8069 or email him directly at [email protected]to learn more.


David M. Frees, III
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