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Use Will Contests to help organize your case and save significant drafting time. You will find in-depth analysis of standing of parties, jurisdiction issues, and lack of formalities and improper execution of a will. The authors offer advice on pretrial planning, pleadings and motions, and discovery, as well as discussion of testamentary capacity, undue influence, fraud, and duress. The text is divided into three main parts: Substantive Law and Theory, setting forth the governing legal principles and structure of will contests in all U.S. jurisdictions, so you can handle contest situations in multiple states Practical Techniques, laying out the techniques you'll need for bringing or defending against a will contest Forms and Checklists Appendixes, containing valuable, practice-tested materials you'll need to thoroughly and efficiently prepare for a will contest Sample materials include: Complaints Answers and motions Trial notebook Interview forms for parties and witnesses Checklist for trial preparation Pattern jury instructions