This sad case of Mrs Lovelock illustrates the lengths some people will go to obtain what they believe is rightfully theirs.

Had Mrs Lovelock taken legal advice as to her position after Mr Meakin's death, she could potentially have made a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act for further provision than she received under the existing Will, which may well have resulted in what she tried to achieve in forging the Will.

Instead she will send the next 12 months behind bars.

The moral of the story? Don't be foolish; take professional advice.