The issues are often about money, and often about criticism. Many time they are about the plight of the caregiver as they get abandoned by family and friends. I wrote about that last week.
Well here goes one whopper of a family feud.
Anthony Marshall stands accused of defrauding his mother, the socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor, before her death in 2007.
Prosecutors say that Mr Marshall exploited his mother's declining mental state to secure for himself millions of dollars of inheritance that were intended to go to charity.I am sure some of you recognize the name Brooke Astor.
She was reportedly suffering from Alzheimer's disease when she made the relevant amendments to her will.
It is alleged that he got help from his lawyer, Francis Morrissey, who is also standing trial.
"This case is about greed, the greed of two men... to increase their wealth," Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Loewy told the court.
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