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Ann Heck died in August, and a final will and will is reportedly not established prior to her death, as her eldest son, Homer Lavon, seeks to establish a trusteeship over his mother’s estate.
Lavon, 20, filed the papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, according to Page Six, requesting a manager designation for her property, which has an “unknown” value and would need to undergo forensic accounting to determine its value.
In addition, Homer, whom Heche shares with ex-husband Collie Lavon, requested that he be appointed “ad hoc trustee” of his 13-year-old brother, Atlas Tauber, from Heche’s decade-long partnership with James Tauber, and “waive the bond that It will be worthy.”
The next session is scheduled for October 11.
Ann Heck, cremated, will be laid to rest in a museum at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Peter Walzer, co-founder of Walzer Melcher & Yoda, told Fox News Digital that while it’s difficult to process, it’s not entirely uncommon for people to pass “without a will” or without a valid will, and Homer would likely inherit half of the Heche estate. Because he is a legal adult.
“Because Ms. Heche died in Los Angeles without a will or trust, California’s laws of intestate succession will govern the disposition of her property. Assets in accounts with an identified beneficiary will be distributed to the beneficiaries, including retirement accounts,” he said. .
Heche was judged to have died in an accident last month, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner. Delay The actress died of “inhalation and thermal injuries” with “fracture of the sternum due to blunt trauma” under “other important circumstances” caused her death on Thursday, August 11.
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Only one of five methods of death can be included in the coroner’s report: homicide, suicide, natural, accident, or unspecified.
Walzer explained that because Atlas is a minor, his brother “requested to be appointed trustee of his mother’s estate.”
“Homer will have to apply to a probate court, but Homer is likely to inherit half of his mother’s estate,” Walzer said. But the question that remains unanswered is whether he will actually be appointed as trustee of the estate.
“He is only 20 years old and may not have the financial experience to manage his brother’s estate,” he said.
The New York Times bestselling author of “Safely Life Support Devices” was withdrawn Sunday, August 14, after being declared brain dead. She was involved in a fatal car crash in Mar Vista on August 5, and suffered a “severe hypoxic brain injury” before receiving medical care at Grossman Burn Center in West Hills while waiting for the opportunity to donate her organs through the OneLegacy Foundation.
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“My brother Atlas and I lost our mother. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional upheaval, I left a deep, silent grief. I hope my mother is free of pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom,” Homer confirmed in a statement to Fox News Digital. On the death of heck.
“During those six days, thousands of friends and family made me and admirers in their hearts. I am grateful for their love, for the support of my father, Colle, and my stepmother Alexei who continues to be my rock during this time. Rest in peace, Mother, I love you, Homer.”
It is unclear why Heche did not make a final will before her death.
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“It is common for people who are treating mental health or substance abuse problems not to plan their own death,” Walzer noted. He added: “Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Prince, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, Pablo Picasso and others died without a will or trust.”
Prince, who died of a fentanyl overdose at age 57 in April 2016, had no legal heirs to his name when he passed away, and his six half-brothers were locked in a court battle over his $156 million in estate until recently.
In August, six years after his death, a Minnesota judge signed an agreement to distribute the assets, music rights and any additional intangible property of the six half-brothers, with three of them selling their shares to Primary Wave, an independent publishing company.
Aretha Franklin died in 2018 and made no will other than a number of handwritten notes that were discovered around her home after her death. The late Soul Queen’s estate was also marred by massive tax debts, which were recently paid off.
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The Detroit Free Press reported in July that $7.8 million in debt to the Internal Revenue Service was paid in full after eight years of unpaid taxes. Her four sons are supposed to receive an equal division of her estate now that the debt has been settled, but the case remains open.
Amy Winehouse also died without a valid will. Forbes estimated her net worth was just under $5 million when she passed away in 2011. Her parents, Janice and Mitch Winehouse, inherited her assets.
“Celebrities who don’t have estate plans are creative,” Walzer said. “They live alternative lifestyles where financial planning is not their top priority.”