• John C Lindley III
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    Six Ways to Challenge a Will’s Validity

              Wills must meet several basic requirements to be valid and enforceable under state law.  If any of the below factors are at work, then a will’s validity may be challenged.   (1) Undue Influence              Undue influence exists when a person uses coercion to influence the testator (the person creating a will) into executing a will that does not accurately reflect the testator’s true wishes.  There are several red flags to keep in mind if you are suspicious a loved one’s will is the product of undue influence.  Unusual dispositions of property, sickness and vulnerability of the testator to undue influence,…

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    Lindley Law Secures Order Striking Deed from Chain of Title

    Earlier this month, Lindley Law secured an order declaring a contested deed null and void for lack of proper authentication.  Representing the guardian of the estate of an elderly woman who was adjudicated incompetent, Lindley Law sought to protect her property interest from an attempted transfer by her son.   Lindley Law alleged the deed was invalid under eight different legal theories, including fraud and forgery.  In performing its due diligence, Lindley Law located the mother’s notarized signature from twenty-nine (29) other documents over a time period spanning more than twenty (20) years.  The signature on the deed in question did not resemble the other known signatures, but a handwriting…