CJ married a girl he had met at school, HJ. She was our client. Their marriage broke up when they were in their 30’s and divorce proceedings followed. CJ died 8 years later.
Then HJ discovered that there had never been a decree absolute, so she was still married when CJ died. Within a few days, CJ’s new partner, GC, found his Will, some months after his death. HJ decided it was a forgery. The police became involved and prosecuted GC, who was convicted. We had almost settled the case when CJ’s sister found another, duplicate, Will. We then settled the case on rather different terms. Subsequently, GC’s conviction was set aside on appeal.