What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MS
I petitioned the court to open my deceased father's estate and my step-mother and her attorney answered the petition back admitting that my deceased father died intestate.
The first court appearance to appoint the administrator of the estate, my step-mother's attorney tells the judge there is now a will. My attorney comes out of a lengthy chamber meeting with judge and other attorney and says the judged accepted the will as valid and it will be accepted to probate.
My family and I feel the will is fraudulent because it was not admitted in the first place and because the witnesses whom signed the will are my stepmother's son and her daughter-in-law and they witnessed the supposed will on two different dates.
I just want to know if it is legal to answer a petition one way and then turn around and change your answer?
Will I have a good chance of contesting the will and is it worth the effort to continue this fight?