Contesting A Will For Fraud

Fraud is when the creator of a will was tricked into signing the will. For example, the perpetrator of the fraud may have told the will creator that he or she was signing some other type of document. If you believe that your loved one was the victim of estate fraud, Mucci Law Firm can help. Our attorneys have more than 10 years of experience handling these cases in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico.

Was Estate Fraud Truly Committed?

Contesting a will for fraud is relatively rare. The term fraud is often misused. Perhaps someone took advantage of a lack of testamentary capacity to get the creator of the will to draft a will that does not truly reflect his or her final wishes. Perhaps someone exerted undue influence in order to gain advantage in the will. These scenarios are often referred to as fraud. Legally though, they are not considered fraud. However, they may still be grounds for a will contest.

Our lawyers will carefully review your case to determine whether fraud was committed or whether there are other grounds for pursuing a will contest. We recognize that your goal is simply to protect the assets that your loved one worked so hard for. You want to see that these assets are passed down appropriately, not fraudulently. Our experience means that we know all available options for achieving your goal, from negotiation to trial.

Free Consultations About Estate Fraud

Call 800-639-8403 or send an email to discuss wills and fraud.