Intentional Interference With Expectancy of Inheritance
Represented long-time live-in girlfriend of decedent. Previous to the decedent's last illness, the decedent had named his long-time girlfriend as beneficiary of his life insurance proceeds. When the decedent became ill, his daughters moved in and obtained a power of attorney. Using the power of attorney, the daughters changed the beneficiary of life insurance proceeds to themselves. We brought an action against daughters for the intentional interference with an expectancy of inheritance on behalf of girlfriend. We received substantial settlement in favor of our client.
Lawyer was sued for conspiring to interfere with expectancy of inheritance by virtue of estate planning documents he executed. We represented lawyer and obtained dismissal of claims on his behalf.