Loss of Standing in Will Challenges: Petitioner Loses Her Standing --And Her Case

New York's Appellate Division recently affirmed a decision of Nassau County Surrogate John Riordan which disinherited the daughter of a decedent who had brought a petition to contest her father's will and for a construction of the residuary clause which left $221,000 to various charities. In...

Appellate Standing Denied in Pennsylvania Will Challenge where Appellant/Challenger Won at the Lower Lever & Appellant/Executrix Was Not an Aggrieved Party

The decedent, Theodore D. Pendergrass, was a paraplegic. His wife, Joan Pendergrass held his power of attorney. After the decedent's death, Mrs. Pendergrass applied for and received letters testamentary pursuant to a will dated March 25, 2009 and codicil thereto dated October 17, 2009. The probated...