Undue Influence Claim

Undue Influence Claim

As people age they become more dependent on family, friends and organizations. For the most part, this is healthy – family rises to the occasion, friends look out for each other’s best interests and organizations commit themselves to quality care. However, manipulation can and does occur and elder individuals are often convinced to change an existing will, trust or estate plan to benefit the manipulator. Families are often shocked and horrified at the changes.

In some cases, a victim's family can file an Undue Influence Claim to revert changes made by manipulated elders. To contest a will due to an undue influence claim, there needs to be proof that the change in will or estate plan was not an independent action. Evidence must be collected to prove that force or pressure was the cause.

To prove direct undue influence, circumstantial evidence such as the following can be used:

If you need to prove an undue influence claim for a will dispute, a lawyer can assist in collecting the required evidence, presenting the evidence, negating with the engaged parties and possible court requirements. Since time is a significant factor in will dispute cases, an experienced lawyer can be critical to your efforts.

A lawyer can also work to shift the burden of proof to the benefiting party. Collecting and presenting direct or circumstantial evidence to require the benefiter to prove there was no undue influence.

Contact Attorney Search Network to find a lawyer experienced in undue influence claims. Attorney Search Network can help you find a lawyer who can help with your legal issue.

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