What Is A Will Contest And Who Are The Parties Involved?

When someone believes that their is a problem with the will,; whether the will was executed without the proper formalities, or its a fraudulent will, or anything that someone believes may be wrong with the will being admitted to probate and they file a document called a will contest. That's when the will process stops and then you litigate over whether or not the will is valid and who the beneficiaries are or whatever the reason is for the contest. In a will contest there is a proponent and a contestant. The proponent is the person who believes that the that they are asking the court to admit to probate is valid. The contestant is the person who believes that the will is invalid or should not be admitted to probate for one of various reasons. So those are the two parties in a will contest.