Estate of Brumbaugh, J., Appeal of: McClintock, J. No. 154 WDA 2017

Detwiler, a forensic document specialist, testified that Nichols’ signatures on checks and documents related to two loans against his life insurance policies were fraudulent. “They’re definitively not genuine,” Detwiler told the court...

Estate of Brumbaugh, J., Appeal of: McClintock, J. No. 154 WDA 2017

Appeal from the Order of December 21, 2016 In the Court of Common Pleas of Bedford County Orphans’ Court at No(s): 26 for 2016 BEFORE: BOWES, J., LAZARUS, J., and OTT, J. OPINION BY LAZARUS, J.: FILED SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

Judy McClintock appeals from the order entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Bedford County, Orphans’ Court Division, sustaining Appellee Marjorie Brumbaugh’s appeal from the Register of Wills. Upon careful review, we affirm. John Brumbaugh (“Decedent”) died on November 7, 2015. At the time of his death, he resided with McClintock, with whom he had been romantically involved for over nine years. Letters of Administration were issued to Decedent’s mother, Marjorie Brumbaugh, on November 12, 2015. On January 15, 2016, McClintock filed a petition before the Register of Wills seeking to probate a document dated March 22, 2015 and purporting to be a photocopy of Decedent’s last will and testament. McClintock claimed to have found the document in the Decedent’s zippered bank pouch, in which he J-A18027-17 kept his important papers…

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