Estate and Elder Law

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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

Objections to Probate: Undue Influence and Duress
Posted on 2 Jan 2012 by Peter K. Kelly

Undue influence occurs when a wrongdoer exerts influence over a testator sufficient to overcome the testator's free will and cause the testator to make a bequest that would not otherwise have been made. Matter of Walther , 6 N.Y.2d 49, 188 N.Y... Read More