Is there case law in common-law-based legal systems regarding claims that a will is forged - but without the signature being forged, and without the text being altered after the signature?
For example: Someone wants to take over your assets when you die. So, they write a will leaving you everything, put a gun to your head and make you sign it. The signature has not been forged - you signed; and the text isn't changed after your signature. But clearly that is not your will, and in some legal systems (e.g. the UK's forgery act of 1981) would be considered a forged document AFAICT.
Another example: You're about to sign your will; but as you look away, someone exchanges the page for a different page which gives them more and others less. So, the signature wasn't forged, but the signed document is not your will.
These are the sorts of situations about which I'm interested in rulings on the question of forgery.
- I realize that a document can be an "invalid will" as opposed to a "forged will", and that undue influence is often invalidating. I'm interested in cases where the question of forgery was discussed.
- I'm particularly interested in cases of softer coercion to sign than a literal gun to one's head.
- The higher the legal forum the better.
- Rulings that also kind of survey the legal situation rather than simply deciding a case are preferable.
- Have a non-common-law example? Please provide a link a comment.