Robin Williams’ children and wife granted extension to settle estate

Late comedian Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children have been given more time to settle their differences over Williams’ memorabilia in private, according to a report by the SF Gate on June 1.

Judge Andrew Cheng gave a new deadline of July 29, by which both parties should reach an agreement relating to the star’s disputed personal items and provide the results of an appraisal on his home in Bay Area, which would affect how much money his widow would get. To date, only 60 of the 360 disputed items have been settled. In March, the judge previously gave both parties until June 1 to divide up his mementos to avoid an ugly court battle.

Robin Williams’ widow filed a petition last December claiming that some of the comedian’s personal effects were removed from their Tiburon home a couple of days after his death.

Protecting your rights in an inheritance dispute like this requires the help and guidance of an indomitable, assertive probate attorney who can advocate for your rights and interests. Speak with our legal team at Peck Ritchey, LLC, by calling (855) 328-5787 to learn more about how we can help you during this trying time.

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Bobby Brown applies for guardianship over his daughter Bobbi Kristina

Bobby Brown, the father of Whitney Houston’s only heir Bobbi Kristina Brown, has reportedly filed for guardianship over his daughter, who remains unresponsive in a hospital after being found unconscious in a bathtub earlier this year, the International Business Times reported on May 8.

Although the article reports the Houston family believes Brown is seeking Bobbi’s inheritance, estate law states that her will would still be valid; her will mandates that Bobbi Kristina’s inheritance will be handed over to her grandmother, Cissy Houston, and her aunt Pat and uncle Gary Houston, in the event of her death.

The Houstons have also expressed their plan to contest Brown’s move.

A will can make sure that your family’s future is taken care of. However, issues of guardianship and conservatorship can complicate things. At Peck Ritchey, LLC, we can assist you throughout all of your probate or estate planning needs. Call our offices in Chicago at (855) 328-5787 today to learn more.

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A large number of Americans have no will

An article published in The New York Post on April 26 revealed that a staggering number of Americans either don’t have a will or lack an updated one.

According to the analysis, approximately half of married couples in the U.S. have no written will, as well as 80% of people aged between 35 and 44. The report also said 41% of Americans aged 55 to 64 don’t have a will. Some experts believe many Americans see the process of creating a will as inconvenient and costly, while others do not think it is a priority when they feel healthy.

By failing to create a will, you may be risking the financial security of your children and other family members. By planning your estate early on, you can be sure that your family’s future is safeguarded in the way you intended. To seek legal help in planning your estate, speak with our team of probate attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, by calling (855) 328-5787 today.

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