Will Sustained Against Forgery Claim

In re Estate, 2005 WL 1619867 (Minn. Ct. App.) – The client was named as sole beneficiary of his mother’s estate, but his sister challenged the will on the grounds that their mother’s signature had been forged by the client. On appeal, after the probate court overruled the forgery claims, the Minnesota Court of Appeals stated that the opinion of the sister’s handwriting expert was effectively “undermined” by the cross-examination of Tom Shroyer.