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Summer hiatus ahead

July is here and so is the Estate of Denial® summer hiatus. A busy time is ahead so while new columns may be posted over the upcoming weeks, archiving probate abuse articles won’t resume until shortly after Labor Day. Hope everyone has a great and safe summer!

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/30/16)

Charlie Weston: It is usually a relative who steals from the elderly  (UK) Irish Independent June 26, 2016 Compared with other generations, they tend to be on a good financial footing. Most older people have paid off their mortgages, have little or no other debts, and they tend to have cash in the bank, post Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/29/16)

‘Silver divorces’ sparking wave of family disputes over parents’ wills (UK) Daily Mail June 21, 2016 The explosion in ‘silver divorces’ has led to a wave of family disputes over who inherits parents’ homes, money and valuables, lawyers have warned. Family rows often follow a divorce of a middle-aged couple who have assumed for years that Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/28/16)

Ex-Derzon Coins Operator Ordered to Pay Estate $1.2 Million (WI) Journal Sentinel May 22, 2016 A judge, saying Lori Laatsch’s actions were “nothing short of despicable,” has ordered her to pay $1.2 million to the estate for the family that owns Derzon Coins for trying to use the Derzon assets as her “own piggy bank.” Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/27/16)

The Perils of Probate Court in Retirement Newsmax.com March 10, 2016 After discovering that his philanthropist grandmother Brooke Astor was medically neglected, isolated from friends and living in squalor in a Manhattan Park Avenue duplex, Professor Philip Marshall was successful in replacing his father as power of attorney with a guardian who was a family Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/24/16)

The Spirit of American Slavery Lives On in Probate Court Newsmax.com April 8, 2016 Marcia DiZenzo was only 46 years old when she says she fell ill and was admitted to a hospital in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. That was some four years ago and DiZenzo was never returned to her rented condo near the beach. Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/22/16)

The Probate Court’s Dirty Secret That’s Robbing the Elderly in Retirement Newsmax.com February 26, 2016 Kathleen Dunn’s mother Jacqueline Scott was placed under the care of a professional fiduciary in Florida after a sibling filed in probate court to be her guardian. When a Pinellas County Judge began to restrict visitation with her then 82-year-old Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/20/16)

Financial Abuse by Profiteering Guardians Awaits Aging Boomers and Heirs Main Street September 23, 2014 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — In May 2008, Larry Mills filed in Texas to become legal guardian of his then 80-year-old mother, Willie Joe Mills, who’d had a stroke. But by July 2009, Judge William McCulloch in a Harris County probate Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/17/16)

Fmr. Slave Theater owner’s administrator hit with arrest warrant (NY) New York Daily News June 9, 2016 An arrest warrant has been issued for the nephew-in-law of Judge John Phillips for his failure to turn over documents regarding the late judge’s estate, the Daily News has learned. Last month, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office indicted Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/15/16)

Redstone hearing shows big court cases are still a man’s world The Boston Globe June 7, 2016 CANTON — Lawyers and journalists from around the country packed a probate courtroom here for a much-awaited showdown Tuesday between Viacom Inc.’s CEO and his boss, Sumner Redstone. But the first thing on the judge’s mind was not Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/13/16)

Ali’s Family to Spar Over His $50 Million Fortune: Fourth Wife Lonnie Will Act as Executor as His NINE Children, Exes and Brother Prepare to Enter the Ring for a Slice of Inheritance Daily Mail June 4, 2016 With the death of the greatest sportsman of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali leaves behind a vast Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/8/16)

How to Prove You’re Related to Prince and How His Estate May Be Sliced Up Billboard June 3, 2016 When an estate as valuable as Prince’s is at stake, one can’t be too careful in weeding out spurious fortune-seekers claiming to be blood relatives, entitled to a slice of the pie. Bremer Trust, the court-appointed Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/6/16)

Storm swirls around Karmonos family over $105 million dispute involving Carolina Hurricanes loans  (MI) WDIV Detroit May 31, 2016 The Karmanos family, businessman Peter Karmanos and his three elder sons, are fighting over more than $100 million. The case is now in Oakland County Circuit Court. The dispute centers on Karmanos’s will, which stands to Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/3/16)

Queens lawyer bought condo with late Slave Theater owner’s cash: prosecutors (NY) The Real Deal Magazine May 27, 2016 A Queens attorney accused of robbing the estate of Judge John Phillips allegedly spent some of money on a condominium for his mother. Frank Racano is charged with stealing just under $600,000 from the estate of Keep Reading…

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Estate of Denial news clips (6/2/16)

Thunder ownership involved in McClendon probate case (OK) NewsOK.com May 27, 2016 Aubrey McClendon’s roughly 20 percent ownership in the Oklahoma City Thunder could be worth as much as $190 million and is one of the key assets of his complex and unusual estate. According to transcripts of probate court proceedings, McClendon’s widow, Kathleen McClendon, Keep Reading…

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