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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Joan Rivers leaves estate to daughter and grandson

Comedian and producer Joan Rivers has left $150 million to her daughter Melissa Rivers and her grandson Cooper Endicott, The Daily News reported on Thursday, September 18.

She also had clear instructions regarding the welfare of her four rescue dogs. The veteran actress requested that her dogs be handed over to Jocelyn Pickett, her personal assistant and family friend. A source close to the Rivers stated that the late comedian treated her dogs as a family, and wanted them to be taken cared of should anything happen to her.

The report also confirmed Melissa Rivers is in the process of selling Joan’s $35 million penthouse near Fifth Avenue and home in Connecticut.

If you want to ensure your welfare during estate or inheritance distribution, or need help implementing a decedent’s will in Chicago, a lawyer at Peck Ritchey, LLC can guide you through this process. For a free case assessment, call us at (855) 328-5787 today.

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Sting’s children won’t inherit bulk of his fortune

Believing that his fortune will be a burden on his children, former Police front man Sting stated that his three daughters and three sons will not inherit much of his wealth, E! Online reported on June 23.

The singer, who is worth about $300 million, told his children that with all his commitments, he will not be leaving them with much money because he plans to spend most of it. Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, are supporters of several charitable institutions. He praised his children for their hard work ethic, suggesting that they prefer to earn money from their own merit rather than a grandiose inheritance.

Although there are a few who choose not to establish a trust fund, many people see it as a guaranteed way to ensure their children’s future. If you are planning your estate in Chicago, discuss your needs and desires for the future with a qualified estate lawyer at Peck Ritchey, LLC. Call us today at (855) 328-5787 to discuss your situation.

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