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Will disputes may add complications to Maryland probate

The documents that make up an estate plan are vital to how end-of-life wishes are carried out. However, some surviving individuals may disagree with certain documents or details of a plan. In many situations involving such disagreements, a will dispute could arise that results in the need for litigation to resolve outstanding conflicts relating to the estate. 

Maryland residents may be interested in such a dispute currently underway in another state. Reports stated that the widow of a man who died last year and his surviving mother are locked in conflict over the man's will. Just days before his death, the man drew up a new will which effectively disinherited his mother. The mother believes that the widow manipulated the man into changing his will. 

Now, the mother wants a previous version of the will presented to the court. However, the widow believes that the mother has no right to view the voided version of the will. The mother's legal representation wants the widow held in contempt for not providing the unrevised will. A decision on whether that motion will go through had not yet been provided. 

A will dispute can cause considerable complications when it comes to estate administration. These additional issues may cause much stress for the individuals involved in such a case. However, such complications are not uncommon and must be addressed accordingly. If Maryland residents are facing such issues, they may wish to speak with experienced attorneys in order to gain further insight into such proceedings. 

Source: New York Post, "Ken Thompson's widow lashes out at his mom in will dispute", Emily Saul, Feb. 9, 2017

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