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.Wrongful Disinheritance
Too commonly, our clients are shocked at how drastic changes made shortly before the death of a loved one can diminish or eliminate their inheritance. But they’re also pleasantly surprised at what Trust Law Partners can do to help them.inheritance
Undue Influence:Wrongful Disinheritance
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.
Mental Capacity:Wrongful Disinheritance
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.Estate plan