More than six years after the death of legendary soul singer James Brown, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a critical ruling that may finally allow a legal dispute to wind down. At his 2006 death, Brown left a detailed will and trust indicating that he wanted his personal and household possessions divided between his six adult children, two million dollars to go to a trust for the education of his grandchildren, and the rest going to a charitable trust.
In our last post, we began to look at an ongoing dispute between the children Frank Lumpkin Jr., who was by all accounts a die-hard Georgia athletics fan. We left off noting that disputes over season tickets are not all uncommon in probate. For die-hard fans like the Lumpkin's, season tickets can have a large sentimental value.
The estate of prominent Columbus insurance man and banker Frank Lumpkin Jr. is reportedly going through a dispute at present. The issue? Who gets the family's much desired season football tickets. The feud is apparently between Lumpkin's son, Frank Lumpkin III and his daughter, Julia Lumpkin.
In a previous post, we wrote about the death of Thomas Kinkade earlier this year. As we noted, the 54-year-old painter died of accidental alcohol and Valium overdose, leaving behind over $66 million. Not long after his death, his estranged wife of 30 years and his girlfriend became locked in a battle over Kinkade's estate.
On Wednesday, Michael Jackson's three children were assigned a new guardian as part of a growing power struggle over the late entertainer's multimillion-dollar estate. The new guardian, Tito Jackson, was appointed at his request after a week of conflicting reports regarding the health and whereabouts of 82-year-old Katherine Jackson, the appointed guardian of Michael's three children, named in his will. Katherine had been missing when the children returned from a camp, and the judge determined that a temporary guardian was necessary.