Heiress Leaves Large Portion of Last Will To Personal Nurse

Jun 23, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Huguette Clark - the heiress to a $400 million Manhattan estate - left $34 million to a Brooklyn private nurse who was charged with caring for the eccentric millionaire.

A last will and testament can help an individual endow their assets to the most important people in their life. The money that is left over may go to immediate family members, but certain instances call for a different approach.

Huguette Clark - the heiress to a $400 million Manhattan estate - left $34 million to a Brooklyn private nurse who was charged with caring for the eccentric millionaire, according to the New York Post.

Clark also left $14 million to her goddaughter, but refused to leave any part of her estate to her blood-relatives. The heiress left $500,000 apiece to her accountant and lawyer, who were in charge of handling the will, the news source reported.

Hadassah Peri - the nurse who spent the last 19 years taking care of Huguette Clark - had developed a deep personal relationship with the heiress, unlike many of the relatives who were left out of the will, The Post reported.

"I am profoundly sad at her passing, awed at the generosity she has shown me and my family, and eternally grateful," Peri told the news source.

The relatives of the heir may challenge the will in court, due to the lack of money that they received, MSNBC reported.