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A GUIDING HAND: Assisting An Ailing Testator With Signing Their Will
Posted on 4 Mar 2010 by Jennifer Hillman

The heirs of Melvin Simon, the billionaire shopping mall magnate, are embroiled in a bitter estate struggle contesting a will signed by Mr. Simon seven months before his death. Simon's eldest daughter claims there was undue influence because Simon's... Read More

Undue Influence and Wills
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by Sandra L. Smith

The Supreme Court of Georgia recently decided a case in which it found that a will was product of undue influence and fraud, and that the testator lacked testamentary capacity. In McDaniel v. McDaniel (S10A1497, March 7, 2011), the testator, Mr. McDaniel... Read More

  • Blog Post: A GUIDING HAND: Assisting An Ailing Testator With Signing Their Will

    The heirs of Melvin Simon, the billionaire shopping mall magnate, are embroiled in a bitter estate struggle contesting a will signed by Mr. Simon seven months before his death. Simon's eldest daughter claims there was undue influence because Simon's hand was guided by a financial planner as...
  • Blog Post: Undue Influence and Wills

    The Supreme Court of Georgia recently decided a case in which it found that a will was product of undue influence and fraud, and that the testator lacked testamentary capacity. In McDaniel v. McDaniel (S10A1497, March 7, 2011), the testator, Mr. McDaniel, was married to his wife, Mrs. McDaniel, for...