Planning For The ‘What-Ifs’

Obtaining An Inheritance for Indigent Heir

On Behalf of | Jan 1, 2013 | Firm News

January 2013 – The Litigation team at Gorman Law Group, PLC successfully represented an indigent man who was wrongfully left out of his father’s $1,000,000 dollar estate as a result of misdeeds by the man’s brother.  The client was a veteran who spent a great deal of time working on odd jobs while living on the road as truck driver.  Although he spent large amounts of time away from home he had a wonderful relationship with his father. As his father aged however, the father began to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Seeing an opportunity, the father’s other son stepped in and convinced his father to change his estate plan, thereby making himself sole beneficiary his father’s $1,000,000 dollar estate.  The other son never thought that our client would be able to fight for himself due to his unsophisticated and depleted economic status.  However, after retaining Gorman Law Group, PLC, our client challenged the misdeeds of his brother in Court alleging undue influence and violation of Arizona’s Vulnerable Adult Statute (A.R.S. 46-456).

A two day trial was held in Maricopa County Superior Court and our client received a generous settlement offer from his brother before the judge ever made a ruling.