Estate of Denial news clips (11/09/16)

Activists make progress in fight against abuses of women’s inheritance rights (JORDAN)

Jordan Times

October 29, 2016

AMMAN – Before Samah’s father passed away, he divided the bulk of his fortune, immovable assets and cash among his male offspring, and left his daughters out, except for “symbolic” bequests of insignificant value.

There remained a plot of land that the father left to be distributed between all his children according to Sharia (Islamic law), meaning that each female beneficiary would take half the share of a male.

But instead, the brothers threatened to shun their sisters if they did not give up their rights to the land.


Lawsuit: elaborate plot uncovered to move prominent Houston lawyer’s body from Texas to Louisiana


November 1, 2016

HOUSTON (KTRK) — When famed lawyer John O’Quinn crashed his car and died on a rain slicked section of Allen Parkway, few people close to him thought that seven years later, he still wouldn’t be able to rest in peace.

But on this Day of the Dead, the controversy over O’Quinn’s body is very much alive.


Judge takes Owsley probate matter under advisement (IN)

The Republic

November 1, 2016

A decision whether Logan Owsley can continue to be considered an heir in the Cary Owsley estate is in the hands of a Marion County Superior Court probate judge.

Attorneys representing Logan Owsley and those representing Bartholomew County spent about a half hour Tuesday presenting arguments in Indianapolis in the case, said Trent McCain, the attorney who represents Logan Owsley.


Squabbles over Michael Winner and Paul Daniels’ fortunes shows how wills can destroy families (UK)

The Sun

November 2, 2016

“AND for Miriam, who thought I would never mention her in my will . . . hello, Miriam.”

It’s an old gag that highlighted both the grasping “where there’s a will, I want to be in it” mentality of some and how they were gloriously thwarted by the binding nature of a document crafted by the deceased while they were still compos mentis.

Trouble is, these days, “Miriam” would no doubt pop down to her local branch of Sue, Grabbit and Run to contest it on the grounds that the deceased once told her, without witnesses of course, that, “One day, love, all this will be yours”.


New assets increase value of Cianci probate estate (RI)

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

November 3, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Newly added assets have increased the value of the probate estate of late former Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.

Documents obtained by Eyewitness News show lawyers have added an IRA valued at $196,620.27 to the estate, bringing its total value to nearly $250,000.