Invalidating a deed of trust
You might be better off entirely by recording a new mortgage or loan against the property - almost it's entire value - on behalf of the friend/lender. Here you can can transfer the property to them by deed and a sale.
That would make them have priority over anyone else or other creditors. Anyone suing you cannot record this on the property if there has been a sale to a third party.
Then take that deed to a local realty agency and ask them who does closing or a local attorney office and they will prepare the new deed for you.
You then take that deed down to the Recorders Office and record it and paying them the recording fees.
But proving that one was under duress is another problem entirely. law, there are a number of ways to prove that something occurred.
Proving Duress In evaluating the status of a contract, of course, one cannot simply render it null and void by that it was signed under duress. One is eyewitness testimony, which would go a long way in showing that you were indeed under duress when signing a contract.
All of this evidence can pile up in order to make a convincing case that the contract should indeed be void.The actual definition of duress is simply a measurement of coercion or force not necessarily because a weapon has been drawn.Any type of threats, intended harm or stress put upon a person in order to get them to perform an act they would not normally perform would be considered duress.And while the written contract does indeed hold a tremendous degree of legal clout, it’s not always the end-all, be-all solution for every court case.In fact, some contracts are considered void in special circumstances, such as when a person is believed to have signed the contract under duress.