A probate case can become complicated and contested when different people want to probate different wills. In other words, if the deceased person executed various wills over time, made changes as time went on, and there was a question as to the deceased person's mental capacity when one of those wills was executed, then it is possible that someone might challenge one of those wills.
A contested probate case can take years to resolve. If a deceased person's mental capacity is in question for when they executed a will, then the deceased person's treating physician may be subpoenaed to testify as to the mental capacity of the deceased person and any other diagnoses that may have affected their ability to make a will.
Contested probate cases are just like other forms of litigation. There may be written discovery, depositions, subpoenas duces tecum, mediation and trial before the case is over. You will need an attorney that is dedicated and skilled in handling a contested probate case.
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