Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

Son Ordered To Pay Back Half His Inheritance

A son who claimed his mother’s partner of 20 years was merely a “lodger” in her home has been ordered to hand him more than half of his £725,000 inheritance. James Campbell, 35, claimed his mother Sarah Campbell had told him her estate would be “all yours” when she...
Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Did This Billionaire Suffer Undue Influence?

Tom Benson was the billionaire owner of sports teams in New Orleans and businessman who died this year. But the estate battle over his fortune began before his death, amid accusations of undue influence. A lawsuit filed in January 2015 claimed that Benson was being...
Contesting The Will Common Among Step Families

Contesting The Will Common Among Step Families

One of the most common scenarios we see here at Estate Battles occurs when relationships between step-parents and step-children break down over the contents of a loved one’s will. Few people would be surprised by research showing that only about 20% of adult...
Prince’s Messy Estate Fight Continues

Prince’s Messy Estate Fight Continues

Two years since the death of music star Prince, the estate fight continues between the executor and the beneficiaries. The executor of the estate, Comerica Bank and Trust, can’t split the money among Prince’s six surviving siblings until the Internal Revenue Service...
Battle Over Author’s Last Will

Battle Over Author’s Last Will

A battle has erupted over the last will of author Colleen McCullough, with the widower accused of manipulating his ill wife to secure her fortune, according to court documents filed in the NSW Supreme Court. A will, effectively revoking an earlier bequest to the...