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Tackling Undue Influence In Estate Matters

Undue influence in the context of wills, trusts and estate planning is a legal term that refers to the manipulation of a vulnerable person by someone in a position of power, resulting in decisions that reflect the manipulator’s wishes rather than the true intentions of the person making the estate decisions. If there is a suspicion of undue influence being a factor in the creation of a will or trust, it can create grounds for contestation during the administration process.

At Morrill Law, we have extensive experience dealing with the complexities of undue influence. We know how to spot the signs of manipulation and develop a case that can defend your best interests and the decedent’s best wishes. Whether you are looking to defend a will or trust or challenge it, our California team can guide you through the process.

Identifying And Addressing Undue Influence

We take a meticulous approach to these matters to review every detail in estate documents and their creation to find the truth of their origins. We undertake a thorough investigation that includes reviewing communications, financial records and the behavior patterns of those involved. Our goal in these litigation matters is to expose any undue influence to fight for the outcome our client deserves.

One of the core values of our law firm is to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and this extends to decedents and beneficiaries who stand to suffer from the improper execution of an estate. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients and their loved ones are not taken advantage of, and if we suspect undue influence, we will act swiftly to correct any injustice in the administration of a will or trust.

Guidance When You Need It

If you suspect that a will or trust you are inheriting from has been affected by undue influence or you need help defending a will or trust from accusations of influence, reach out to our Walnut Creek office today. Call us at 925-255-0633 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.