Will Contest; Pre-morbid Gifts; Charitable Trust
The female friend of a wealthy Atlanta bachelor had been his primary caregiver during the several months of his final illness. He had orally given her most of his very extensive assets, and had quitclaimed to her the title to his mansion, before his death. Unfortunately, he never changed his Will in which he had left his entire estate in a charitable trust to be administered by a major bank. When the bank attempted to take control of the Estate's assets pursuant to the Will, the Firm sued to enforce the oral gifts and succeeded in obtaining the estate for the Client.