Many people worry that their will or estate could be challenged after they have passed. If this happens, the court and attorney fees will eat into the estate, leaving considerably less for your loved ones. While you cannot stop someone from attempting to challenge your will, there are ways to discourage people from doing so and greatly reducing the chances that they will be successful. Be sure to ask your attorney how they plan to handle a challenge to your will in the event this happens. While there are several ways to handle challenges to a will, one that is often used is called an interorum clause. This clause states that if the beneficiary challenges the will and loses, they will receive nothing. This is often a strong enough deterrent that would be challengers avoid taking the matter to court. For more information on wills, trusts and estate planning in Pennsylvania, call the Law Office of Unruh, Turner, Burke and Frees at 610-933-8069 or email Dave Frees directly at [email protected]
David M. Frees, III
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