Wrongful disinheritance involves the improper changing of an estate plan when the deceased was either unduly influenced, or lacked the mental capacity to understand the changes because of dementia or other mental illness.
More often than not, we find that another relative has used their position of power to pressure or even trick the deceased into making changes to the estate plan. We aggressively “out” and pursue these wrongdoers, gathering evidence to refute their suggested changes and restore the original estate plan.
If the creator of the estate plan did not understand what they were giving away, this lack of mental capacity can invalidate the plan. By carefully reviewing medical records, interviewing friends and family, and working with doctors, we fight to remove late-stage changes that are inconsistent with the true intentions of the deceased.