Florida's large elderly population gives unscrupulous individuals many chances to take advantage of older people with significant assets. In some cases, individuals may unduly influence someone to change the terms of his or her will or estate plan. When this happens, litigation is likely to follow.
If you have reason to believe that your parent or another loved one was unduly influenced to disinherit you, it is important to speak to a lawyer. Dean Law Firm is based in Ocala, Florida, and represents people across the United States in probate litigation in Florida. Our attorneys, Michael E. Dean, Timothy S. Dean and Ed Dean, have more than eight decades of combined experience and have handled hundreds of cases. We are more than ready to talk to you about your options and develop a strong plan of action.Helping Victims of Undue Influence Recover Their Just Inheritance
Under Florida law, undue influence occurs when someone forces or coerces another person to change the contents of his or her will, trust or other estate planning instrument. Although the specific details of every case are different, the classic undue influence case occurs when a home health care provider, nurse or other caregiver is named the primary beneficiary of a will or trust in the last months or years of a person's life. This new will disinherits children and other loved ones. In many cases, the decedent suffered from Alzheimer's or dementia and was unable to articulate his or her intent.
Our law firm will look closely at the facts of your case and present a powerful argument as to why the most recent will is a product of undue influence and, therefore, invalid. Our Ocala undue influence attorneys frequently resolve cases out of court, but will be prepared to persuasively argue your case before a judge if necessary.Contact Dean Law Firm
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Further, we take all estate litigation claims on a contingency basis. Therefore, you will not pay attorney fees unless we are successful in your case. Call us locally at 352-387-8700, or complete our contact form to get started.