Project Description

Mr. HA was an elderly widower without children. He suffered from early signs of dementia. When he became ill, two of his nieces separately and independent of each other were able to convince him to execute two different wills. Each of these wills gave his entire Estate to a different niece. At the time of his death, he had been under the care of one of these nieces who had been appointed his guardian by the Probate Court. This guardian would subsequently steal all of his assets and hide them in an off-shore account where they would eventually be lost. After his death, the two wills would both be thrown out by the court, leaving an intestate estate (no Will) which would then lead our client (a third, previously uninvolved niece) to a share of the estate. This office representing the third niece, was able to prosecute the insurer who had issued a Surety Bond for the guardian. The results were our obtaining for our client those funds which had been stolen from the estate and to which she was entitled. This amounted to over four hundred thousand ($400,000.00) dollars. Together with an order for the insurer to pay our fees and costs.