Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Woman Forced to Re-Compensate an Estate

Court FightIn McClennan County, Tx, a judge has ruled that Melissa Alder, a woman who de-frauded an elderly man's estate, must re-compensate the estate for the money she took. The woman, with the help from her attorney Ray Rushing,apparently convinced the man to sign his will over to her. Rushing agreed to help on the condition that he would receive $5000 in compensation. The estate itself was worth about $170,000 in assets. Alder and Rushing were both charged with "mis-application of fiduciary property, theft of an estate, and securing execution of a document by deception."

See John Elizondo, Local Woman Forced To Repay For Cheated Estate, KXXV News, Sept. 25, 2012.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention. 


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