Bowling Green, KY asked in Estate Planning for Kentucky

Q: My grandparents will is being contested. My dad is the beneficiary but he lost his lawyer. Does he need to have one?

My dad is the only beneficiary on the will but its being contested by his half brother. If my dad has no lawyer Is there a chance at his half brother getting half of everything?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI

A: Let me answer this question by asking another question. Your dad has to have his appendix removed. He just lost his surgeon. Does he need to have one or can he 'do it himself'. It is a simple operation after all.

ANYONE having a challenge in court needs to be represented. EVEN AN ATTORNEY would be foolish to try to handle a contested matter alone! Yes, your Dad needs an attorney in his corner.

Without seeing the case and the situation the likely outcome is anyone's guess, but GET A LOCAL LICENSED ATTORNEY in your corner!

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