The Slaton Schauer Law Firm, PLLC are members of the AAEPA– the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. This means that we work collaboratively with them to bring you the latest news on estate planning, wills, and trusts. Today we’re featuring the first half of a two-part series written by our friend Tereina Stidd; the topic for this series is “Undue Influence,” which is, unfortunately, of interest to many families.
It has been our experience that unexpected deviations in an estate plan raise questions within families. Occasionally the new plan doesn’t represent the testator’s true wishes and has been twisted toward someone else’s greed. When does this cross the line into undue influence? How can we guard against it? Read on to learn more.