While blended families can create a lot of love, they can also create issues when a loved one passes away. Unfortunately, many cases of probate litigation involve tensions and accusations between stepparents and stepchildren after a biological parent passes away. If that parent also suffered from dementia, surviving family may feel an even greater urge to fight for what they believe are the rightful outcomes of probate.
Following the death of a loved one, his or her will may be challenged in court. However, not everyone can challenge this document, which details the deceased person's expressed wishes. Only interested persons in Florida have the right to challenge wills, and even then, this form of probate litigation is allowed only for legitimate legal reasons.