Posts Tagged ‘probate court’

Estate of Denial news clips (week of 7/12/15)

A case of misplaced trust and missing millions unfolds in Morgan City as wealthy businessman’s heirs seek answers to where the money went (LA) The New Orleans Advocate July 13, 2015 MORGAN CITY — Peter V. Guarisco and his children for decades trusted James Scott Tucker to run the family-owned holding company, Capital Management Consultants Keep Reading…


Hunt family estate case fits probate abuse pattern, court history (TX)

An Aug. 24 Houston Chronicle article highlights already embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s role in an estate case involving the two young daughters of Tanner Hunt, the now-deceased son of Dallas oil billionaire Ray Hunt and grandson Haroldson Lafayette “H.L.” Hunt. While Paxton, the state’s top defender of Texas laws, faces no specific legal Keep Reading…


Ohio Senate signs off on bill to allow probate judges to issue search warrants

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate signed off Thursday on legislation allowing probate judges to issue search warrants — a law change that was prompted by a court case in Stark County. SB 161 passed on a vote of 33-0 and heads to the Ohio House for further consideration. The legislation stems from a warrant obtained Keep Reading…


Family divided over millionaire’s mental competence (TX)

The fear of aging really is the fear of losing control of your life. Loss of control can manifest itself in a physical or mental deterioration that robs you of your independence. It also cam stem from intrafamily legal squabbles that turn you into a mere pawn of the guardianship process, forced to sit back Keep Reading…


Kim Birge pleads not guilty to Probate Court fraud charges (GA)

Former longtime Chatham County Probate Court Chief Clerk Kim Birge on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in federal court to stealing or embezzling more than $700,000 from the court over a three-year period. “How does she plead to the charges in the indictment?” U.S. Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith asked Birge’s lawyer, Tom Withers, during her initial Keep Reading…

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