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    My deceased spouses ex wife is contesting his will, I want to represent myself in court. What is my next step


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    Every state has its own rules and procedures for contesting a will, as it is a state issue (not federal). You need to do some research on substantive and procedural laws regarding this matter so you can be informed and continue in the proper matter.
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    I often encourage folks to act Pro Se (enter the legal Cathedral without an attorney). However, probate court is extremely emotional as well as extremely legally complex. Expect to be called a whore, a "monster" and every other term. Probate means "to prove" one's right to another's assets (to prove the WILL) so to speak.

    Ever sat at a Thanksgiving dinner with family and had an argument? This is nothing compared to what goes on in Probate Caourt amongst family members.

    Please hire an experienced Probate Attorney. Legal Help is correct in that Probate Law is state based and varies tremendously from state to state. If you are bound and determined to represent yourself, study your state probate statutes, then study them again and again. Attend probate hearings if allowed to gain experience in what really goes on. Good Luck!


 

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