Duress, Glossary and Terms, Attorney's office, Personal Lawyer
Attorney's office, Law US, Rate, Review, Condition, Defense, Assurance
Severe pressure, force, or threats that cause a person to act against his own interest. An extreme example would be a threat against a person's life if that person does not sign a property settlement agreement. Agreements signed under duress are usually voidable by the party who was subject to duress.