Home / Case Stories / Rich American Aunt Rich American Aunt PHILLIP C. LEMMONSPrincipal Attorney Litigation Who Signed Dad’s name? Sister Act Rich American Aunt Stepbrother Betrayal Trust Contest Stepmother Took Everything The Comeback Kid Fifth Wife Outclassed by Stepson Sneaky Half-Brother Trustee Removal Waiting in Vain Miscellaneous The Win WinDISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. Rich American AuntRich Aunt owned an apartment complex. Her Brother occupied one of the bedrooms in her unit. Rich Aunt was widowed and did not have any children. She developed a relationship with Niece who lived in Mexico. Rich Aunt asked Niece to visit and paid for the trip.During the visit, Rich Aunt hired an attorney to prepare a deed transferring her apartment complex to herself and Niece as Joint Tenants with rights of survivorship. Soon thereafter Rich Aunt died. At that point, apartment complex transferred to Niece by operation of law. Brother was upset that his sister left him nothing.He filed a petition seeking to set-aside the Joint Tenancy Deed, claiming it was procured by undue influence.