Estate of Denial news clips (10/27/17)

Metro Detroit woman says probate guardianship case is tearing family apart (MI)


October 12, 2017

Total strangers – lawyers who double as public officials – are taking over the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community – senior citizens and others who are disabled.

Several Metro Detroit families say they’ve now lost all control over their parents’ health care decisions and their finances.


Radio New Zealand

October 13, 2017

An Auckland judge will decide whether a widow should have control of her dead husband’s estate after his ex-wife questioned their marriage.

Jun Xie died in a car accident in China in 2013 without a will and left behind millions of dollars, properties in New Zealand and China, and company shares.


Alan Thicke Estate Dispute Highlights Pre-litigation Threats

JD Supra (press release)

October 16, 2017

Actor Alan Thicke – best known for his role on the TV show Growing Pains – passed away at the end of 2016, leaving behind a dispute between two of his sons and his third wife.

Recently, Thicke’s two sons (Robin Thicke and Brennan Thicke) filed a petition in California state court, seeking a ruling that a premarital agreement between their father and his third wife (Tanya Callau Thicke) be declared valid. Tanya Thicke moved to dismiss the petition, claiming that she did not intend to contest the validity of the premarital agreement. The sons argued that Tanya Thicke had previously indicated that she was planning to challenge the premarital agreement (because if she was successful in her challenge, she would receive a larger part of Alan Thicke’s estate).


Massachusetts Court: Yahoo Can Give Dead Man’s Emails to Siblings

U.S. News & World Report

October 16, 2017

BOSTON (Reuters) – The top court in Massachusetts ruled against Yahoo on Monday by concluding that federal law does not bar it from providing the representatives of an deceased man’s estate access to his email account.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision marked a victory for two people who fought Yahoo for years after their brother’s death in 2006, seeking access to contents of his email account. A probate court still needs to decide whether Yahoo can refuse under its terms of service to provide access to the emails.


Woman fights court system for right to make own decisions (TN)

WSMV Nashville

October 16, 2017


Reba Sherrill may be in a wheelchair, but she’s ready for a fight.

“I’m not going to let them just get away with this,” she said.

Sherrill is fighting for the right to make her own decisions – something her daughters don’t take for granted anymore.


Claim: HCC trustee manipulated ‘severely impaired’ addict, acquired her home (TX)

The Texas Monitor

October 16, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston Community College trustee took advantage of a drug-addicted woman whose “physical and mental facilities were severely impaired” and convinced the woman to will her house to the trustee, according to claims filed in Harris County Court records.

A family member of the deceased woman is contesting the will, and she alleges that HCC Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz manipulated long-time neighbor Patricia Trahan “who had resumed active drug use,” and suggests that Evans-Shabazz aided in funding Trahan’s drug addiction.

  • Timberjack60

    Always remember:
    What’s happening is racketeering & shakedowns.
    It is orchestrated by on of the largest and most powerful unions in the USA.
    The American Bar Association