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Friday, December 13, 2013

Son's Fight For Their Father's Estate Left To Political Party

BNPIn the UK, two brothers are contesting their father's will because he elected to leave £389,000 to the National Party. Joseph Robson, 81, died and left the Right-wing party as the sole beneficiary of his estate. Brothers Jeremy and Simon state that because their father was not registered to vote he could not leave money to a political party. As a result, according to law, Robson could not make this gift dead or alive. The treasurer of the political party got around this problem by executing a deed of variation to the will so that the funds would be paid into a charitable trust. The judge handling the matter is still reviewing the evidence and has reserved making a decision until a future date. 

See Lianne Kolirin Snubbed Sons Fight for £389,000 Fortune Their Dad Left To Far-Right BNP, Express.co.uk,  Dec. 13, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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