Estate of Denial news clips (2/17/16)

$100000 Probate Bills? Bar Wants Lawmakers to Reduce Estate Fees (CT)

Connecticut Law Tribune

February 12, 2016

In the past year, Connecticut has gained a national reputation as a bad place to die. Now state lawmakers are being asked to do something about it. If they don’t, some trust and estate lawyers say that litigation is possible.

The issue lies with fees being charged by the probate court system. Last year, the General Assembly voted to stop giving any state general fund money to the Probate Court system. With the 54-court system needing to be fully self-sufficient, lawmakers also eliminated the $12,500 cap on fees charged for administering estates. Because Connecticut has some especially wealthy people, fees in some cases have surged past $100,000.


Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Estate Sues Pat & Cissy Houston Over Unpaid Bills

February 14, 2016

Things just keep getting worse for the Browns and the Houstons following the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Radar Online has confirmed that Bobbi Kristina’s estate filed suit against Pat and Cissy Houston on Feb. 4 in Fulton County Superior Court alleging “breach of trust.”