William Sleeth writes about pre-death (antemortem) probate and will contests and why he believes this practice is a bad idea. His post begins as follows:
There are a handful of states that allow a person to probate a will (and challengers to contest the validity of a will) before the testator (the person enacting the will) dies. In recent years, there has been a trend to expand the practice to more states. I had an interesting discussion about this issue at the recent Heckerling conference, and I wrote this blog post to discuss why I think the practice is a bad idea.
Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.