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Can a trust be contested in court?

A trust can be contested in court in several different ways. First, it has to be signed with all the formalities of the will. That includes having the right number of witnesses, having everybody sign in front of each other, among other things. The next way it can be challenged, is that it has to have a separate trustee from the beneficiary. In other words, you can't have the same person act as trustee and beneficiary, that trust is invalid on its face. The next way you could challenge it is, that if it was created due to undue influence, by someone telling the person what to write. Also, mistake and fraud are basis to challenge a trust. Finally, lack of capacity or inability to understand the document that you're signing, is the last basis to challenge a trust.