Estate of Denial news clips (2/7/16 – 2/8/16)

Former Enfield State Rep Loses Probate Battle With Sister (CT)

February 4, 2016

A long legal battle between a former state representative and his sister over their father’s estate ended Thursday with a ruling by a probate court judge.

The proceedings between former Rep. Stephen Jarmoc and his sister, Dr. Laura Jarmoc, concluded with Thursday’s ruling by Judge O. James Purnell that Stephen Jarmoc owes the estate of his late father, Edwin, more than $2 million, the Hartford Courant reported.


Ex-prosecutor Paschall must repay $187K, head to jail Monday (TX)

Bryan-College Station Eagle

February 5, 2016

FRANKLIN, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas prosecutor accused of stealing from the estate of a woman who died in 2004 must repay nearly $187,000 and serve 30 days in jail.

The Eagle previously reported that Paschall must surrender to the Brazos County jail on Monday. He will turn himself in at 7:30 p.m. and be released the next morning at 4 a.m.


Dorset woman may lose her £355000 home in Dorchester (UK)

Daily Mail

February 5, 2016

A grandmother is launching a High Court battle to have ‘common law’ spouses officially recognised after her partner’s estranged wife inherited half her home.

Joy Williams, 69, lived with dentist Norman Martin for 18 years after he split with his wife, Maureen, who is the mother of his twin daughters.

But Mr Martin never divorced and never updated his will, so when he died of a heart attack in 2012 half his share of the house he shared with Miss Williams and his assets went to Mrs Martin.