How do I contest the proposed distribution of an estate?
I am named as the trustee and the sole remainder beneficiary of a testamentary trust created by a will that recently entered Virginia probate. The executor told me that I won't inherit because the gift lapsed due to the sole primary beneficiary of the trust predeceasing the testator. I know this wasn't the testator's intent to leave me out. I would like to contest the executor's distribution plan but don't know how and when to proceed. Also, since I live out of state, do I need a Virginia lawyer?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, not only do you need a Virginia lawyer, but one who is appropriately
knowledgeable of and experienced with matters involving trusts and probate issues in general (in my opinion).
M.E. Hendrickson, Esq
Alexandria, Virginia 22314