Carlton Aldo Watts v Jobyna Watts

The son of 92-year-old woman who claimed his mother’s will was forged lost his case. In Carlton Aldo Watts v Jobyna Watts, the claimant’s attempt to show he was dishonestly disinherited from his late father’s estate was not accepted by the High Court. The judge did not accept Aldo Watts was a credible witness – the son going as far as affixing a large sign on his car which read ‘Jobyna Watts forged her husband’s will and stole his money.’

The father’s solicitor who wrote and witnessed the 2000 will vividly remembered her client from 23 years ago as Mr Eustace Watts was a long-standing client with the firm. The detail with which the solicitor remembered the file proved credible evidence and the judge ruled the will was in no way forged.

Claims by disgruntled relatives crop up in estate law and this is why it is important to make your will with a reputable firm. Here at Hart Reade, we are members of theThe Association of Lifetime Lawyers , Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Law Society Accredited (LEXCEL). And as a local practice, we make the effort to retain good relationships with our clients who often return in later life or for other legal matters.

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