Were You Cut Out of Your Loved One's Will or Trust?
Many elderly individuals in Florida are victims of many forms of exploitation. Undue influence is a form of exploitation that refers to situations in which will or trust beneficiaries - often family members of the departed - find that they have been abruptly cut out of the will or trust by another person.
If you suspect that your relative was manipulated to change his or her will or trust, attorney Andre Perron
can help you. With more than 30 years of experience handling all types of will contests and probate litigation
, he will help you investigate and pursue a claim of undue influence, guiding you through the entire process.
While your loved one may have meant well, he or she may very well have been manipulated or pressured into making estate changes last minute. Protect your inheritance rights and contact attorney Andre Perron
for knowledgeable advice on what you can do.
What Is Undue Influence?
A form of elder exploitation
, undue influence means that a vulnerable person was manipulated to leave all or much of his or her property and assets to an outside influence such as a primary caregiver, financial adviser, stockbroker, friend, relative or housekeeper, for example.
Many elderly individuals, unfortunately, suffer from dementia or other cognitive disabilities, which can leave them exposed to manipulation. They may be confused about what they are being asked to do and just "go along with it."
Beneficiaries who suspect undue influence often do not know what to do about it, especially if they live far away or out of state. You need sound advice and experienced guidance to understand what options, if any, you have.
What Can I Do?
You as a beneficiary can challenge a will or trust that may have been unlawfully changed to favor one person over all others. Sarasota and Bradenton undue influence attorney Andre Perron will examine the evidence and make inquiries that may lead to a formal will contest. Common challenges include that your loved one:
- Lacked the mental capacity to understand what he or she was doing
- Was under duress, or threatened, if he or she did not change the will
Mr. Perron will retain professional experts or medical specialists with a proven track record, if necessary, to analyze all evidence and build a strong case. He seeks the most cost-effective resolutions that still get results, including alternative dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. As an experienced trial lawyer, however, he is always prepared to represent your interests in court.
Contact an Experienced Bradenton Will Contest Attorney
If you suspect your elderly relative was unduly influenced to change his or her will or trust, contact attorney Andre Perron
for a consultation about your rights and options. Mr. Perron represents clients with claims in Bradenton, Sarasota and throughout Southwest Florida. All consultations and documents related to your case will always be kept strictly confidential.