Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

140 South Beach Street, Suite 310
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

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Heidi is a bright star in the universe of Family Planning Attorneys!
Choosing a attorney to trust with your family planning is difficult at the least. We met with various attorneys in hopes the selection process would be easy. Until we met with Heidi we found small things bothered us about each attorney we interviewed.
When we met with Heidi we signed a contract at the end of the meeting. That was unusual for us because, trust me, we like to do due diligence in any decision we make. Heidi not only impressed us with her practical knowledge but her advice and rationale was on the mark.
Now that we have completed our planning I can say we were not disappointed and we feel like we we have someone that will stick with us and our family in case of the unexpected, or just the normal expectations of life and death.
Thank you Heidi for your caring and competence. 

~ Don and Pat T

Hi Heidi,

Just a note to say thank you for being so helpful and kind to my co-workers. I recommend you to anyone who needs an attorney like you.

If all attorneys were like you, maybe they would not have such a bad rep.

~ Debbie J.

court deems a will invalid

What Happens When The Court Deems A Will Invalid

When I  refer to a Will being invalid, the document we are looking at is not legally sound. When drafting a Will, it must be drafted per specific state laws. Any estate planning documents that do not meet the legal criteria necessary to be considered valid documents in the state they are created will not be accepted by a probate court.

When the probate court deems a last Will and Testament invalid, the consequence will depend upon why the documents were found invalid. For example, if undue influence was a factor and found to be a reason for invalidating the will, the document would be deemed invalid, and the person responsible would likely be subjected to an investigation.

When a Will is deemed invalid, the probate court will not admit the invalid Will, and one of two things may happen.

  • If there is a previous version that is considered to be valid, the court may deem this Will to be the valid Will.
  • If there is no previous version of a will, the probate court will deem the estate as an intestate case (a case where no will is current at the time of death) and distribute the estate as though no Will existed.

If you have estate planning documents in place and are worried they might be invalid, call my office today for an appointment.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and beyond with matters of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Law. Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi.

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