Proving Undue Influence After A Will-maker Has Passed Away

Elderly parents may not remember things as they used to. Individuals with close personal relationships, such as adult children or grandchildren, may leverage their relationship to persuade a will-maker to make a certain decision.

At Darychuk Law, we know situations, where undue influence may be present, don't usually surface until after the will-maker has passed away. Based in New Westminster, our team leverages over 35 years of estate litigation experience protecting the rights of beneficiaries, an estate, and negotiating settlements that satisfy both parties.

How To Identify Cases Of Undue Influence

The reality of undue influence claims is that they may be difficult to prove because of the intimate nature of the relationships involved. To resolve these issues, the courts look at the likelihood of undue influence.

What we do at Darychuk Law is provide an accurate picture of the will-maker to determine what he or she would have put into a will. We do this by gathering information from medical officials, people who knew the will-maker, and other experts who can provide a clear sense of the will-maker's mental capacity.

Learn More About How Undue Influence May Affect A Will

There are many different scenarios where undue influence may play a role - find out more on our FAQ page. You can also have your questions answered by arranging a free consultation with Darychuk Law. Call our firm at 604-464-2644 or contact us using our online form.