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Posts tagged "estate dispute"

Decision in estate of James Brown a sign that charitable trusts are to be respected

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.

Season tickets for University of Georgia cause long-time estate dispute, P.2

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.

Season tickets for University of Georgia cause long-time estate dispute, P.1

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.

Thomas Kinkade's late girlfriend faces uphill battle in will contest

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.

Jackson matriarch temporarily loses custody of Michael's children amidst will dispute

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.

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