Woman says late husband's daughters removed her from accounts

Annie Cosby Dec. 12, 2014, 2:41pm


A Jefferson County woman is suing her late husband's daughters after allegedly being removed from certain accounts in his estate.

Judy M. LeBlanc filed a lawsuit Oct. 6 in Jefferson County District Court against Tamara L. Deleon and Christy K. LeBlanc.

According to the complaint, Judy LeBlanc and her husband, Francis G. LeBlanc, who died Oct. 4, were married in 2004, and the defendants, Francis LeBlanc's children, have been named beneficiaries on several bank accounts. Judy LeBlanc says there is controversy over the accounts, especially regarding accounts that her husband owned before their marriage but that subsequently earned additional sums, which are community property.

LeBlanc also says her husband committed fraud by removing her name from certain life insurance and retirement accounts, which she did not agree to being removed from, and such permission is required by law.

LeBlanc seeks judgment declaring that all her late husband's accounts are community property, 50 percent of which she is entitled to, with the other 50 percent vested in her husband's estate for their children. LeBlanc also seeks that any accounts that had her name on them before it was improperly removed be reformed.

She is represented by attorney Donald B. Moye of Nederland.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B-196195

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