By 2003, Charles Carrithers had amassed an estate worth approximately forty-five million ($45,000,000.00) dollars. Mr. Carrithers retained a Virginia attorney to prepare his last will and testament and a revocable living trust. At that time, he was survived by three sons and five grandchildren. Our firm was hired to represent two of the five grandchildren as beneficiaries of the trust. The will left all estate assets to the beneficiaries of the revocable living trust.
Intentional Interference with an Expected Inheritance; Plaintiff was major beneficiary of decedent's Will & Trust. Prior to decedent's death from terminal lung cancer, decedent's ex-wife re-entered his life and as a result of her undue influence and duress was able to procure an amendment to the Trust whereby the plaintiff's inheritance was greatly devalued. IN RE THE ESTATE OF JOHN DOE; JANE DOE v. MRS. JOHN DOE
Intentional Interference with an Expected Inheritance; Plaintiffs were grandchildren of decedent; Prior to decedent's death she was in the care of a daughter and named beneficiary. Her daughter used undue influence and through duress forced the decedent to alter her will naming the daughter the sole beneficiary. IN THE ESTATE OF JANE DOE; JANE DOE'S GRANDCHILDREN v. JANE DOE'S DAUGHTER.
Intentional Interference with an Expected Inheritance; Plaintiffs were named sole beneficiaries under decedent's trust for many years. Prior to decedent's death, she was in the care of family members who practiced undue influence upon her and by duress procured a trust amendment whereby the plaintiffs' inheritance was devalued. WHALEN v. PROSSER; In Re The Estate of Alicia Hall.