A will may be challenged for a myriad of reasons including allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, lack of requisite formalities, and undue influence.  Many clients try to avoid or mitigate these contests through no-contest clauses or penalty clauses which typically provide that if a contestant unsuccessfully challenges the will, they lose their beneficial interest in the will.  Additionally, other clients try to mitigate lack of formality contests through the creation of a self-proving will which typically includes an affidavit at the end of the will whereby the witnesses swear under penalty of perjury that the will was signed in conformity with the law.  Our experienced estate attorneys can explain the different options in protecting against a will contest and their respective benefits.  Moreover, our attorneys have extensive experience representing beneficiaries seeking to challenge a will.  Regardless of your goals or situation, the attorneys at BTJD are ready to help.