Give Your Loved One Their Voice Back
Undue influence is when someone uses coercion, manipulation or deceit to get someone to act against their own free will. Often, the victim is an elderly person or someone who lacks the capacity to make decisions for themselves. One common example is when the perpetrator unduly influences their victim into leaving them assets in a will or trust.
At Galloway and Collens, PLLC, we have seen far too many instances of undue influence in the wills and trusts of our clients’ loved ones. Fortunately, our attorneys have the power to help you fight this wrongdoing. We will do everything in our power to gather evidence of undue influence, take the matter to court and get your loved one’s voice back.
What Does Undue Influence Look Like?
Undue influence spans a broad spectrum of actions. Some of the types of undue influence that we commonly see include:
- Suspicious financial withdrawals
- Deposits into the influencer’s account
- Dependency on the influencer
- Changes to the testator’s will, trust or other estate planning documents
- Seeking a guardianship or conservatorship
- Use of threats, intimidation or lies
- Isolation from family, friends and caregivers
Unfortunately, proving undue influence is not easy, even if you know in your soul that it is happening.
How We Can Help
You need the backing of a legal team that can investigate financial documents, medical records and other evidence. We understand exactly how to meet the burden of proof so we can build a persuasive case for an estate contest. In some situations, we also work with law enforcement to have the wrongdoer prosecuted for their abuse.
Take The Steps To Give Your Loved One A Voice
No one vulnerable deserves to be taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who pretend to care about them. Let us help you make the wrong right again and give your relative back their voice. Call us at 248-284-1990 or send us an email to schedule your initial consultation.