Estate of Denial news clips (11/21/16)

Tawdry family tales lurk within dusty court records (GA/FL)

Tampa Bay Times

November 11, 2016

An abandoned wife, the possibility of a bigamous second marriage, and two brothers willing to have their half-siblings declared illegitimate rather than share an inheritance.

Sound like the script of a cable television series? Actually, these are real elements of a family relationship as played out in a Morgan County, Ga., courtroom.


Prince’s Estate Dispute Blog (blog)

November 14, 2016

On April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park complex in Minnesota from an accidental overdose. With no recognized Will or established Trust, Prince left behind an estate valued between $100 – $300 million. This estimate does not include:

current and future income, including royalties from music sales after Prince’s death
tickets sales from tours of the Paisley Park Museum that began less than six months after his death; and proceeds from a tribute concert scheduled for October 13, 2016
With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, who are the legal heirs, what are their claims, and who will end up with most of the money?


Former probate attorney pleads guilty in embezzlement case (OK)

Tulsa World

November 16, 2016

A former probate attorney admitted Tuesday to embezzling more than half a million dollars from clients whose estates he once managed.

Christopher Ivor Mansfield, 38, admitted he took a total of about $587,030 from nearly a dozen estates he handled during a three-year period ending in October 2015.