Will written under Sharia law overturned because testator was dementia patient

Posted on June 29th, 2012 No Comments

An Australian woman’s will was overturned after being contested by her daughter for being drafted while she was a dementia patient.

This perfectly legal reason for contesting a will was overshadowed by the fact that the document was made under the terms of Sharia law, the moral code of Islam.

Under Islamic law, a woman is entitled to half of what a man receives. Many people take this to mean that a woman is worth half as much as a man, when that is far from the religious law’s intention. By Sharia custom, a woman keeps all of what she inherits for herself, while men are meant to share inheritances with their families.

It can be difficult to find concordance between religious and secular inheritance laws. If you need help drafting your will in a way that will comply with both the law and your religious beliefs, contact the wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Florida woman guilty of conspiring to gain inheritance

Posted on June 21st, 2012 No Comments

A Florida woman was  found guilty of conspiring to increase her chances of inheriting her husband’s fortune.

Narcy Novack, wife of Ben Novack Jr., hired thugs to brutally attack him and his mother with the intent of acquiring his vast fortune. At Narcy’s behest, the hired men viciously beat Novack’s 86-year-old mother-in-law with a wrench and knifed Ben Novack Jr. in the eyes. Both victims died.

Narcy Novack and her brother were convicted of stalking, domestic violence, witness tampering, racketeering, and money laundering. They are facing life imprisonment with their sentencing set for November 1. The fortune will now fall to Ben Novack Jr.’s grandchildren.

Preparing your will can have numerous advantages. If you need help ensuring your will has all of the necessary provisions, contact the wills attorneys of Garg & Associate, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution to be auctioned

Posted on June 15th, 2012 No Comments

George Washington’s personal copies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights are set to be auctioned on June 22 in New York.

The auction house in charge of the sale expects the items to go for $2 million to $3 million. This copy of the nation’s founding document was bound in a book in 1789. Two other copies were printed alongside it, one going to John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the other going to Thomas Jefferson.

This copy of the Constitution includes notes written in the margins by Washington himself as well as his signature on the inside.

The treasure is being sold from the estate of a man who died in 2007. If you need help with your estate, contact the estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Michael Jackson’s estate sued for $1 billion

Posted on June 8th, 2012 No Comments

Micheal Jackson’s estate is being sued by Kimberly Griggs for a sum of $1 billion.

Her suit was filed in San Diego, California, and states that she and Jackson had an intimate relationship starting in 1979.

She claims Jackson used information from her personal life on his albums, including “Thriller,” “Bad,” and “Dangerous.” Griggs alleges that the deceased King of Pop promised her the rights to his music as a form of reparation for exploiting her life, which she never received.

Whether or not Griggs’ allegations are true, it’s important to have a plan for asset protection following your demise. If you want to protect all of your assets, contact the asset protection attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

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