Topic: Wills and Probate
We are pleased to announce success in the Georgia Supreme Court for our client. Click this link to view the opinion http://www.gasupreme.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/s17a0450.pdf . In this case, our client will now receive the trial she so justly deserves. We were at the Georgia Supreme Court because the trial court determined that our client was entitled to a jury trial about whether a will that is being offered to the probate court is valid. Our client opposed the will and does not want it admitted to probate. We also were trying to redefine Georgia law about the revocation of a will because the trial court denied our request to find that the will being offered had been revoked. We along with the opposing party appealed the trial court’s decisions to the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s decisions.
Our client lost her father when she was 16 years old. He suffered a severe injury at work when she was a baby. During the time that he was under a guardianship, his guardian assisted him in doing a will that left the bulk of his estate to the guardian instead of his only child, our client. We have already had one will declared void, and are working now to defeat the second will that the guardian had the father create. Our client alleges that her father was unduly influenced to create the will and therefore, it is invalid.
Should you have concerns about your estate planning or are involved in an estate that you believe to be improper, free to contact our firm at 770-469-8887 or www.hughespclaw.com so we can help you find an appropriate course of action.