What is a Will Caveat, and When Should I File One?

 In Probate

Essentially, a Will caveat is an objection to a Will. A Will caveat provides an individual with the ability to present evidence that some aspect of a Will makes it legally invalid. Once the caveat is filed, this individual must be allowed to present evidence. If the individual who files the caveat presents information that proves the decedent was not competent or lacked the capacity to make a Will at the time the Will was executed, the Will may be voided. The Will also may be voided if an individual is able to provide information proving that someone was exerting undue influence of the decedent at the time the Will was executed.

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