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Woman loses share of grandmother's estate
A woman has lost a share of her grandmother's estate, partly because she cohabited with her boyfriend before they got married, reports the Telegraph.
Caroline Barrett and her brother were beneficiaries in their grandmother, Bridget Murray's, will and stood to inherit a share of her £220,000 estate. Their mother, Bridget Murray's daughter, had died three years earlier.
However, after Mrs Murray's death in 2010, Mrs Barrett's aunt and uncles went to court to dispute the terms of the will.
They claimed that there had been a drafting error in the will and their mother, Mrs Murray, had never intended that her grandchildren would inherit. She was a devout Catholic, they said, and had disapproved of Caroline Barrett “living in sin.”
According to the Telegraph, the judge found against Mrs Barrett, and ruled that the estate should be split equally between Mrs Murray's three remaining children.
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