Man caught impersonating mother

Posted on April 28th, 2010 No Comments

A Washington County man was arrested this week for faking his mother’s signature on fraudulent inheritance documents in an effort to cut his siblings out of her will.

State police in Fort Edward report that the 59-year-old man forged his mother’s signature on a deed to her house as well as on two fake copies of her Last Will & Testament.

Police were able to uncover the fraud following complaints from the man’s siblings and the fact that the documents were improperly notarized.

The man was charged with Grand Larceny, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing. Further charges are pending.

Luckily police were able to catch this cheat before he managed to successfully change his mother’s will. If you are looking for a professional estate lawyer who can ensure that your will is legally sound and properly notarized, and to avoid any sort of debacle like this, contact the Houston personal estate lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Lawyer accused of stealing client's inheritance

Posted on April 19th, 2010 No Comments

A 62-year-old lawyer from Alton, Illinois, was arrested last Monday and charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person. He remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.

He has been accused of keeping and cashing a check for $138,826 that was meant to go to his then-client. The money was the client’s inheritance from her mother, who died in Ohio in 2004.

The 81-year-old woman who was meant to receive the inheritance money is now represented by a different lawyer, who discovered the theft last month.

To set up a will and to be as sure as you can be that your money goes to the people you want to receive it, contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Widow of boxer awarded $100,000 from estate

Posted on April 12th, 2010 No Comments

Boxer Arturo Gatti’s estate has been fiercely contested by his mother and brother following his mysterious death at a seaside resort in Brazil last July. While much of the estate remains unclaimed, Amanda Rodrigues, his widow, has been awarded $100,000 as financial compensation for the court and legal fees she had pay throughout the months of fighting over Gatti’s will.

Rodrigues was also awarded $2,000 a month for the care of the couple’s 18-month-old son by the same Quebec Superior Court judge.

While this case occurred in Canada, and not the United States, this kind of messy fighting over an estate is something you most likely want to avoid. For legal advice regarding writing a will and avoiding estate contests, contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Contest over children's illustrator's will

Posted on April 6th, 2010 No Comments

Tasha Tudor, the famous illustrator for loved children’s books such as The Wind in the Willows, died on June 18, 2009 at the age of 92. Eccentric to the end, she believed herself to be the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife and maintained that belief in her daily life, raising her children without running water or electricity.

Her estate was believed to be worth at least $2 million. She left the majority of it to one of her four children, Seth. Her will specified that she did not leave much to her other children because they were estranged. Another of her children, Thomas Tudor, is leading an attack on the will, claiming that Seth exerted influence on their mother to coerce her into leaving her estate to him. Tasha Tudor’s other children have almost made claims that Seth is failing to properly maintain her estate, as he is allowing a public memorial service despite the will calling for no funeral or public viewing.

If you are seeking advice in setting your estate in order, ensuring a clean will, or arbitrating disputes in that area, contact the Houston personal estate lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

How to plan for treatment during life-threatening injuries

Posted on April 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Many individuals are concerned about how will they will be treated if they sustain a life-threatening injury. To plan for this potential circumstance, individuals often draft living wills.

Individuals typically draft living wills with an attorney. The attorney will help them determine whether or not they should be kept alive if they are suffering a serious illness or severe injury. One benefit of such documents is that they remove the burden from family members to make such difficult decisions.

If you or anyone you know has questions about a living will, contact the Houston living will lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

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