The man had never married his son’s mother and had never lived with his son. He had left his whole estate to a friend and her children. The administrator of the estate argued that the son was not entitled to anything because he had little or no contact with his father.
Turner Freeman took the son’s claim to court. We argued that the amount of contact with the father should not be held against the son. It was due to the circumstances in which he was born, he was not told who his real father was until he was much older, and his father had not encouraged contact. The court held the son should not be prevented from bringing his claim. As a result he was awarded a substantial portion of his father’s estate.