Carer's influence makes Will invalid

June 2012

We recently acted on behalf of a brother and sister who believed that their mother had been influenced by her carer to write a home-made Will in which she left most of her large estate to her carer and small legacies to her two children whom she had seen very little.  Their mother had been suffering from slight dementia in recent years.

We helped Elsie's children establish that their mother had made the Will under undue influence of the carer.  The Will was declared invalid and the children were entitled to Elsie's estate.