Linda McGrail Belau Wins Probate Dispute Alleging Undue Influence Over Execution of Deed and Depletion of Bank Accounts

Linda McGrail Belau recently served as trial counsel and won a probate dispute alleging undue influence in relation to execution of a deed and depletion of bank accounts. After multiple days of testimony, Judge Carl Marlinga, of the Macomb County Probate Court, found in favor of Ms. McGrail Belau’s clients and ruled that the daughter of decedent had unduly influenced her mother to deed her mother’s home to her under the guise that she would, but never did, split it with her sibling. Judge Marlinga also ruled that the daughter unduly influenced her mother into giving her significant amounts of money in the last years of her life.

Linda McGrail Belau is a shareholder with the firm and is an experienced trial attorney specializing in business, family law, probate, and tax appeals. Ms. McGrail Belau has successfully litigated a variety of cases including disputes involving non-compete agreements, stock purchase agreements, wrongful discharge, shareholder disputes, trademarks, automotive suppliers, contracts, construction lien claims, tax assessments, fraud claims, family law, and probate litigation.