Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pinay in Uk

A Filipina in the United Kingdom has won the legal battle for her dead fiancé’s inheritance.According to the Telegraph.co.uk, the judge hearing the case ruled that there was nothing suspicious in his decision to leave the bulk of his £137,000 or more than P10 million net estate to 36-year old Natalie Magat, his fiancée.A week before he died of cancer on August 16, 2006, Christopher Ward signed his last will bequeathing his estate to Magat and canceling out his brother and sister as the recipients.Ward’s will was challenged in the High Court by his sister, Julie Ann Thomas, who claimed that a brain tumor had robbed him of “testamentary capacity" when he executed the will.Magat met Ward at the Anchor Lodge Care Home, where they both worked. According to her, they had already agreed to marry even before Ward found out he had cancer in September 2005.Thomas, together with her brother, Michael, told the court they had warned Christopher, half-jokingly, to be careful and “not let himself be taken for a ride."She said she was not concerned of how her brother disposed of his assets “so long as he was in a fit state of mind when he did so."However, the court dismissed the case, leaving Thomas with an estimated £60,000 or about P4.5 million in legal costs bill.Judge John Behrens said it was “wholly unrealistic" that 55 year old Ward did not understand what he was doing when he changed his will.“I do not think that the brain lesion poisoned his mind or his sense of right or affected his natural faculties to an extent necessary to invalidate the will. Christopher Ward chose to leave his main asset his house to his fiancée.


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