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In the process of drafting a will, a person must have mental capacity and be free from outside forces attempting to influence the will. If a testator has been forced to include certain gifts that they didn’t want to include, this can result in a claim of undue influence. The experienced estate lawyers at Donnell Law Group are capable of advising and guiding you through these complex and sometimes emotionally difficult situations.
Undue Influence Takes Various Forms
Undue influence does not always include threats or violence. It may simply involve persistent pressuring or the making of false promises. In many cases, outside parties prey on testators who are sick, fearful or lonely. Undue influence is a valid reason to challenge a will but you must be able to prove it. This can be a complex and difficult task, especially if a will has been drafted long before death.
If you are thinking about challenging a will on the grounds of undue influence, consult with the experienced estate litigation lawyer at Donnell Law Group, serving southern Ontario. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.
We are confident that we have what it takes to give you the peace of mind you need during this very sensitive time. Whatever circumstances your family is facing right now, we are here to help you through the process. Call us today for an initial consultation.