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by Jennifer L. Villier, JD | Business Law Faculty, WealthCounsel

As estate planning attorneys, one of our objectives in drafting plans is to protect our clients and their estates from prolonged settlement and costly litigation. Despite our best efforts, sometimes that doesn't happen. A recent case—Gregge v. Hugille, H040663 (Cal. Ct. App. July, 2016— is just one unfortunate example.

As this case was lengthy, costly, and painful for the parties, it is a helpful reminder to estate planners to be mindful of the potential for undue influence to impact a client's decisions related to his/her estate, particularly with elderly and/or ailing clients. Download this Insight Brief to learn more.