Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
Millionaire leaves nothing to partner of 42 years in will
Despite being together for 42 years, a millionaire landowner who died left nothing behind in his will for his partner.
Wynford Hodge, who owned Parsonage Farm and Caravan Park in Wales, died after battling prostate cancer in 2017.
Mr Hodge left behind more than $2,700,000 in funds and assets but the 92-year-old did not want his 79-year-old partner or his children to inherit any of his money.
When Mr Hodge's health deteriorated, his partner Jane Thompson took on the role of his main carer.
The High Court were told that Mr Hodge had made 10 wills before his death.
In his final will, Mr Hodge left all of his wealth to his two tenants, Karla Evans and Agon Berisha, who worked at his properties.
Parsonage Farm and Caravan Park via Google Maps
Mr Hodge said Ms Thompson was “financially comfortable” and didn’t need any of his money.
In reality, his partner had only been left with savings of about $4,500.
Judge Milywn Jarman ruled that Mr Hodge failed to meet his responsibilities to his partner and awarded Ms Thompson a cottage on the estate wroth $410,000.
She also received almost $346,000 to pay for the renovation of the cottage and to give her financial security.