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Q: My uncle made my grandmother sign and fingerprint on will her left hand is paralyzed in will the print was with lefthand

My uncle made my grandmother sign and fingerprint on will her left hand is completely paralyzed in will the print was with left hand and she is bedridden for long time and also has mental issues in past the sign on the will is also different from one page to other. my grandmother, grandfather and my father passed away. The property was promised to my mother during marriage time and their are eye witnesses to the same now me or my mother have right on that property. if its forged will my uncle have any future claim on it what could be the possible punishment for that.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN

A: You may ask Grandmother to revoke that Will, or better, execute a new Will which will revoke the earlier instrument. Grandmother probably needs an attorney or a conservator. Until she dies and the Will is filed for Probate, that paper has no effect. You may want to look into a Deed for any real property she owns which takes effect now.

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