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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wicked Widow Forges Signature on Will

Will!The will contest concerning the Estate of Carl Wayne Grothe ended in a victory for Paul Romano of  Romano & Sumner. After the two-day will contest in the 20th District Court of Milam County, the court deemed that the will signature on the 2008 will was forged.

Mr. Romano was legal counsel for the Contestants of a will submitted by Mr. Grothe's widow. The contestants were the children of Mr. Grothe's prior marriage. The children claim that their stepmother had committed fraud by withdrawing hundreds of thousands in community property and spending it on herself, her lover, and her own children. After nearly three hours of jury deliberation, the jury sided with the contestants and the will was denied probate. 

See Paul Romano, Will Contest Victory in Milam County Texas!, Houston Law Blog, Jan. 26, 2014.

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


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