Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sons Challenge Will

The sons of the late Thomas J. Clifford have challenged the will filed in Grand Forks County District Court on behalf of the former UND president and asked for formal probate proceedings.

District Judge Karen Braaten has ordered a hearing June 11 on the petition.

Stephen and Thomas Clifford Jr., sons of the late president and his first wife, Florence, say in their petition that they do not know “whether the document purported to be a will … and submitted for informal probate was validly executed” by their father.

They also suggest “that circumstances surrounding the death of the decedent and the actions and statements made by the appointed personal representative, Gayle Clifford, raise the issue of the validity of the document purported to be a will.”

Full Article and Source:
Tom Clifford's sons challenge will


Anonymous said...

I hate to see wills challenged because the attorneys get it all. On the other hand, if there's a possibility that something not right, there needs to be a challenge.

Anonymous said...

It could go either way. It's too bad, though, that the entire estate will get eaten up in attorney fees determining if the will is good or not. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Circumstances of his death? Surely there's an investigation going???