Estate of Denial news clips (11/30/16)

Families say local realtors, attorneys cashing in on estates of their recently passed loved ones (MI)


November 18, 2016

(WXYZ) – When you lose a loved one, often the last thing on your mind is what to do with the home they once lived in.  But several local families say before they could do anything with their relatives’ estates, some realtors and attorneys are swooping in to cash in.

“It’s really shady,” said Kristin Bobier Rekowski.   Rekowski tells the 7 Investigators that her late father would be furious if he knew what had happened with his home.


Probate court audit finds only five questionable cases (OH)

Youngstown Vindicator

November 19, 2016

A state special audit of Mahoning County Probate Court that examined 232 cases assigned to Judge Mark Belinky found only five insufficiently documented cases, which it referred to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for further investigation.

The state auditor’s report, released Thursday, covered the period from Nov. 1, 2007, through March 14, 2014, when Belinky resigned.


Lord Montagu leaves £22m in his will – with provision that future heirs adopt his full surname (UK)

Bournemouth Echo

November 21, 2016

HE IS one of Britain’s most celebrated aristocrats, whose distinguished family story is deeply interwoven into Hampshire’s history.

Now Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has made a landmark request in his will to ensure that relatives keep the family’s triple-barrelled surname for generations to come.