None of these side effects of a will or trust competition is desirable for your beneficiaries, so this is probably something you want to avoid. It is important to obtain legal advice from the outset in an attempt to minimize the participation costs associated with challenging a will, as this can be costly. The Uniform Probate Code (UPC) nr. 2-517 and 3-905 do not allow for competition clauses until the person challenging the will has no probable reason to do so.  The full text is as follows: the will could be invalidated if the testimony does not add up, but more likely because it was not signed properly, not necessarily because it was obtained by fraud. I think I probably have reason to challenge will or trust… And now? Most people probably don`t have to worry about whether someone will probably challenge their will or trust once they`re gone, but if you have reason to believe them and think about including a no-contest clause in your will, it`s more important than ever to make sure your wishes are perfectly clear in your estate documents. As you can see, it can make many strategic decisions along the way if you want to avoid willpower or confidence contests later. Although this blog only deals with Texas law, a recent case in Delaware dealt with an unusual problem and the results should be the same in Texas should ever arise.
In 2015, the Delaware court was asked to decide whether an agreement not to challenge a will would support an action for damages. The facts set out in the notice are: “In his complaint, Paul asserts that his mother wanted to renounce the will of 2004 and create a new will that allowed Paul to leave the family home and 50 per cent of his remaining estate; Charles prevented it. After his mother`s death, Paul confronted Charles with his actions, and Charles agreed to fulfill his mother`s wishes and share his estate with Paul, in exchange for Paul`s agreement not to challenge the will of 2004. When someone forces or forces someone to change their will for the sake of coercion, it is an inappropriate influence. It can be very difficult to prove, however, because the law does not assume that persons in positions of power over the person who died are called in the will are the result of inappropriate influence. Before you start challenging a will and hiring a lawyer, you should first check any insurance you may have that can cover legal costs.