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Wills, Trusts & Estates keyed to Dobris
In re Hargrove
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Testator married Aimee Neresheimer in 1899. Several years later the couple had a son and daughter in Europe. When the couple returned to the United States the testator went to work for his father-in-law. A year later in 1906 the testator’s wife, Aimee, asked for a divorce. Aimee remarried a family friend and an affidavit made by the testator stated that the she confessed to him that the two children were not his. The two children did not communicate with the testator for the next thirty years prior to his death. Testator left a will leaving his property to Mrs. Clement Griscom, a widow of his good friend. The testator’s children allege the testator suffered from an insane delusion as he did not know the true objects of his bounty. The will was denied probate and the Appellant now appeals.
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