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Anatomy of a Will Contest: How to Succeed at Trial

From case preparation and discovery to trial strategies - learn how to handle and win a will contest with ease.

Trusts and estate practitioners, including fiduciary litigators, commonly face will contests. This topic will assist you in prosecuting and defending against will contests, and will also provide a broad overview of alternative dispute resolution methods for resolving will contests, including party negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. This information is thus critical to litigations in the trusts and estate field.

89 minutes
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Agenda

Commencement of a Proceeding to Probate a Will

The Typical Grounds to Challenge a Will

  • Lack of Due Execution
  • Forgery
  • Lack of Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence
  • Duress
  • Fraud
  • Will Has Been Revoked/Superseded

Pre-Litigation Discovery

Pre-Answer Motions to Dismiss

Objections and Relevant Discovery

Summary Judgment Motions

Trial and Appeal

Alternative Methods for Resolving Disputes

  • Party Negotiations
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 28, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NC CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE hours.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Steven H. Holinstat

Steven H. Holinstat

Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Vice-chair of Proskauer Rose LLP’s Fiduciary Litigation Group, and is a senior counsel in Proskauer’s litigation department
  • Proskauer has received Tier One rankings for trusts & estates litigation by U.S. news rankings
  • Broad and diverse background in all aspects of high-stakes commercial litigation
  • He is one of the firm’s principal fiduciary litigators, is the lead litigator in a number of high net worth trust and estate matters, and has developed a reputation for being adept at intervening and resolving challenging interfamily disputes before they escalate into full-blown litigation
  • Aggressive and experienced trial lawyer; he has handled cases before federal and state courts around the country and numerous arbitrations before JAMS, the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers, or NASD) and the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Published articles and lectured domestically and internationally on topics in the field of fiduciary litigation
  • He is also a member of the Surrogate’s Court Committee of the NYS Bar Association, and the Litigation Committee of the NYC Bar Association
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 212-969-3104
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Product ID: 404832
Published 2020
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