Estate of Denial news clips (6/19/17)

Michael Jackson’s frail mother Katherine, 87, makes rare outing in wheelchair after accusing nephew Trent Jackson of elder abuse

Daily Mail

June 9, 2017

She is rarely seen out nowadays.

But Michael Jackson’s wheelchair-bound mother Katherine, 87, made a rare public appearance on Wednesday evening.

Daughter Rebbie Jackson, 67, took her to see grandson Austin Brown perform at the intimate Hotel Cafe in Hollywood.


Parole denied for former Nashville attorney who stole $1.3M from wards, estates (TN)

The Tennessean

June 9, 2017

A Tennessee board has turned down parole for a disbarred Nashville attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1.3 million from wards and estates he had been appointed to oversee and protect.

The state Board of Probation rejected parole for John E. Clemmons, 69, who is serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to stealing funds from wards and estates in Davidson and Rutherford counties.


Pink-slipping: Mental health help can start with a piece of paper (OH)

Massillon Independent

June 9, 2017

CANTON Those who need help for mental issues don’t always recognize it.

And sometimes family members feel it’s impossible to force someone to get help if that person doesn’t want it.

But freedom for the person suffering from a mental health problem can become limited quickly once he or she poses a danger to themselves or others and safety forces are notified.


McIver’s Defense Says Search for Dead Wife’s Alleged Second Will Turns Up Empty (GA)

Daily Report

June 9, 2017

When Fulton County prosecutors launched multiple searches for what they said was a new will drawn up by the wife of Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver before he shot her to death, attorneys representing Diane McIver’s estate countered with a plea to attorneys across the state.

In an open letter to the State Bar of Georgia’s membership published in the Daily Report, estate attorneys Kirk Watkins and Stanley Smith Jr. solicited any information or documentation that any bar member might have regarding estate planning, wills or other related documents, or any other evidence that might illuminate Diane McIver’s wishes for her estate prior to her death on Sept. 26, 2016.