Battle Over Estate of Cobb Millionaire
This is a sad situation. An estate battle is underway over the estate of a Cobb county man worth about $37 million at the time of his death. He was an alcoholic and was 78 years old at the time of his death. Days before he died, he was wheeled into the office of an estate planning attorney by his mistress, who was 30 years younger. He made changes to his will that would have paid off his mistress’s house and given her and her son property in Florida. The amendment was thrown out last year by a jury who found he was drinking when he signed it. However, the jury upheld two other amendments which gave the mistress around $4.5 million.