DNA INFO — Where there’s a will, there’s a way to get revenge.
A jilted lover got the last laugh on her former boyfriend by persuading his mom to change her will to leave him considerably less money, new court documents charge.
Daniel Sigal was set to inherit $25,000 plus a $4,000 stipend each month from his artist mom’s estate when she died, according to a 2013 will. But a will that his mom, Rose Sigal Ibsen, wrote two years later only left him $75,000 — with no stipend.
Sigal and his family lawyer and friend, Mark Altschul, blame the changes on the meddling of his ex-girlfriend, chocolatier and jeweler Patricia Hudson, who grew close with his mom in her final years.
“I also believe that the 2015 will came about from Hudson’s desire for revenge because of Daniel Sigal’s rebuffing of Hudson’s romantic interest,” Altschul wrote in a Sept. 30, 2016, filing in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court that seeks to stop Hudson from becoming the administrator of Ibsen’s estate.
“I am significantly troubled by the 2015 will in that it does not reflect what I believe [Ibsen’s] wishes were with regard to her son,” added Altschul, who has known Sigal and Ibsen for 40 years and helped draft the 2013 will and 10 prior wills.
Ibsen, a Romanian immigrant, died at 93 with $1.5 million at a TriBeCa senior living facility on March 29, 2016, according to court records. Sigal was her only son.
Altschul said in the filing that Hudson had hoped that Sigal would marry her. But instead Sigal, an enamel artist who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, ended up marrying another woman.
Altschul said that Hudson “exerted undue influence” on Ibsen to get her to change her will.
In the 2015 will, Hudson was named the executor and received a $75,000 bequest. Aside from a few other bequests, the bulk of her estate — which had been previously set aside to fund Sigal’s stipend — goes to nonprofits, according to the 2015 will.
Girl gets close to rich boy who is supposed to get a ton of money when his mom dies. Rich boy breaks up with girl. Girl subverts rich boy to change his mom’s will, gets a bunch of money when mom dies. It’s a tale as old as time. As far as snake moves, this bitch might as well have slithered right out of the Garden of Eden. High-level, purely innovative sliminess. Trying to marry rich and it isn’t working out? Just cut out the middle man and go right to the source!
The $4,000 a month that the guy is missing out on really hurts. I don’t know how old he is, but say he lived for 25 more years. That would be a cool $1.2 million that he’s missing, just because his chocolatier ex got close to his artist mom. I’ve said it once and I’ll probably say it a million times, never fuck with a chocolatier. The ex made out with as much money as the son, but she came up to $75k from nothing and he dropped down about $1,125,000 bucks. And most of it is going to nonprofits? I can scarcely think of anything more insulting.
I don’t even know the moral of this story. Don’t trust anyone? Not your ex, not your mom? Don’t let your parents die before you get to eye down the will? I’m at a loss. The world is a slimy place, and when you mix in money and death, well I’m pretty sure that none of us will make it out alive.
Freaking snakes man.