Battles over the assets of those who have passed are far too common, for millionaires and non-millionaires alike. Usually they involve whether someone was competent when a will or trust change was made, whether a joint bank account owner was supposed to share with the rest of the family, who gets the wedding ring, or other disputes over money and property.
But some fights aren’t about money.
59-year old Andrea Walker was crushed when her 64-year old husband died of pancreatic cancer last August. The couple (who owned a 1000-year-old castle turned into a luxury hotel) had a rocky relationship at times. In fact, the husband, Brian Walker, reportedly told Andrea he was leaving her in November, 2008, only to return when his cancer was diagnosed a few months later. They were very close in the months leading up to his demise, with Andrea devoting herself to Brian’s care.
At least Andrea thought they were very close.
Shortly after he passed, she found a red file Brian had kept. What