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Duncan v. Hensley
Following four years of marriage, Graddy Duncan (defendant) and Joyce Hensley (plaintiff) gone into a property settlement agreement in consideration of separation. Under the terms of the agreement, Hensley was to get the 440-acre farm, household furniture, cattle and horses, and an automobile, as well as most of the other assets. The court at that point entered a separation declare and endorsed the consented to property settlement understanding. Subsequently, Duncan went to Hensley's place of work and threatened her life if she didn't sign over to him many the benefits she got under the terms of the agreement. Hensley compiled and marked instruments passing on the land, animals, and substantial items to Duncan. From that point, Hensley filed suit against Duncan to cancel the signed instruments arguing that she did so under duress. The trial court agreed and invalidated the agreements. Duncan appealed.
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