Will, Power of Attorney, and Deeds Voided for Undue Influence and Lack of Capacity

Woman who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nine years before, and whose mental capacity had continued to decline, was adjudicated incapacitated and the two daughters who had helped to take care of her and her husband before his death were appointed as guardians.  The will signed by the mother in favor of her son was found to be the product of undue influence by the son, who had convinced his mother that her daughters were stealing from her.  The power of attorney obtained by the son was void for lack of capacity, along with the deeds signed by the mother transferring properties from her revocable trust to herself and her son.  In Re: Marie E. Douglas, Alleged Incapacitated Person, 7 Fid.Rep.3d 347 (Jefferson Co. O.C. 2017).

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