Proving fraud or lack of legal capacity of the signer would be the only ways I can think od to win such a contest. Those are tough fights. You may be able to find a contingent fee attorney if they believe there is a likelihood success
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You need a lawyer. Keep looking until you find one that will do it on contingency.
You'll have to develop and produce a ton of evidence and you just won't be successful trying to do that pro se.
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I agree with Ms. Lowry and Mr. Cockrell. Finding a lawyer to take the case in a contingency fee may be difficult. Expenses may be quite high, and could include obtaining medical records and retaining experts.
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Agree with my colleagues above. Additionally, you should put the insurance company on notice asap that you suspect fraud; use certified mail.
I agree these are tough fights, but lawyers do take these type of cases. Call someone experienced in probate or fiduciary litigation, and be up front that your seeking to take this on a contingency. A huge factor is the size of the policy. It simply isn't economic if the policy is small.
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I handle these routinely on a contingency fee basis. The most important first step is to put the insurance company on written notice of a contest before they make payment.