Two main West Australian charities have entered right into a court docket battle to safe $1.3 million they every argue was left to them in a will.
In 2020, 94-year-old girl Zaphne Margaret June Brim died at a nursing dwelling in Como and, with no kids or companion, left the whole lot of her fortune to charity.
Whereas a will signed in 2008 left Brim’s property to the WA department of the Royal Flying Physician Service, court docket paperwork reveal claims handwritten notes a decade later present she wished the cash to go elsewhere.
The RFDS is now suing Perth girl Marie O’Connor and Shenton Park’s Cat Haven, run by the Cat Welfare Society, stating the 2008 will “has power and impact in solemn type of legislation”.
An announcement of declare stated the 2008 will was signed within the presence of two witnesses whereas Brim was “of sound thoughts, reminiscence and understanding and knew of, and authorized, the contents of the desire”.
However O’Connor claimed handwritten notes made between January 2018 and April 2019 “embodied the testamentary intentions of the deceased”.
The Cat Welfare Society additionally argued handwritten notes on April 11, 2019, associated to “the intention to eliminate” Brim’s property.
O’Connor’s relation to Brim is unclear within the court docket paperwork, nevertheless she positioned a loss of life discover in The West Australian on February 11, 2020, describing the girl as a “skilled artist and seamstress at Boans Ltd for a few years”.
“Properly carried out Zaphne. Good friend and appointed guardian. Love Marie O’Connor and household,” the discover learn.