a fight over Anne Hecheproperty has started.
in view of six days seven nights The actress’ August 11 death, her family is settling everything she’s left behind, and there’s already a heated dispute over who should be in charge and get what.
Heche left behind two sons from two relationships – her 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, with ex-husband Koli Laffoon, and Atlas Tupper, 13, from her relationship with him. men in trees co-star james tapper, While Homer requested Serve as Special Administrator of Heche’s Estate Late last month, after it was noted that Heche did not have a will, James, on behalf of his minor son Atlas, is now contesting Homer’s appointment.
Yahoo Entertainment has obtained court documents filed by James on Thursday objecting to Homer as special administrator. In it, James claims that Heche sent him a will on January 25, 2011, when they were still a couple, asking him to oversee their estate “if I die tomorrow.” He also outlines a number of reasons why he feels that Homer is not equipped for the job he lacks expertise, is unemployed and was separated from Heche when he died.
The filing contains an email that James says was sent from Heche’s email to himself as well as entertainment attorney Kevin Yorn and his executive assistant. It had the theme “Will” and asked him to serve it as his word until the final paper was ready. She requested that if she dies, her property passes to James so that he can raise the boys on her behalf, dividing their property equally. She notes that each gets control of his share of the money at age 25, and can sell his real estate and split the money at that time. (Heche never filed an actual will. She and Tupper split in 2018 after 10 years, but continued share a house for next year With two boys.)
In the filing, James’ attorney states that James should have “preference for appointment as administrator” because Heche “makes his intention clear by writing that, ‘I wish that all of my property was under the control of Mr. James Tupper. To be used in my children, and then given to the children.'”
James’s legal team argues that “there is no urgent need to appoint a special administrator at this time” because Homer’s filing was trying to expedite the process. Instead, they must wait for the appointment of an executor or administrator under a normal probate petition. He then clearly explains why while he claims that Homer is “not fit for appointment as the personal representative of this estate,” he states that the job should go to someone with “experience and sophistication.” .
“He is only 20 years old and unemployed, and was separated from [Heche] at the time of his death leaving university studies and not working to support himself,” James’ filing stated.
James claimed that Homer changed the locks in Heche’s apartment, where Atlas lived with his mother, and “refused entry” to his half-brother. He says that Homer “has not responded to Atlas’ request for his clothing and computer” at Heche’s home. He also questioned Homer’s listing of Heche’s residence as “empty” in his court filing, saying it was “belonging” because the actress’ home was “his belongings, jewelry, valuables, files and was full of records, and his removal was not authorized in any way. This court or law.”
He also says that Homer agreed to go to grief counseling with Atlas, but there was no show. He also said that Homer was a no-show at a scheduled dinner, with Atlas waiting for 1.5 hours.
“It is particularly disturbing that Atlas, 13, was with his mother on the day of her death, and has repeatedly reached out to Homer,” the filing said. “Indeed, since the death of his mother, Homer has not seen his brother, nor has contact with him.” As a result, James is concerned Homer “will not act in the best interest of his brother.”
James also denied Homer’s claim to the court that James had sent her “negative communication”. He says, “Both [James] And the atlas communicates only messages of support and love and condolence to Homer. At this point in time they both think that the presence of an older brother would be a very helpful relationship for both Atlas and Homer.”
Earlier this month it was reported that Homer had requested control of the property because Heche died without a will and that he has projects pending, including the publication of his book, call me anne subsequent years. Homer’s attorney clarified at the time that Homer was in the process of “appointing a third party ‘guardian ad litem’ for his younger brother, Atlas, to represent Atlas’ interests in probate proceedings.”
Homer also spoke on behalf of himself and his brother when Heche, who was brain dead, was taken off life support.
“My brother Atlas and I lost our mother,” he said in a statement. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I’m left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free of pain and I can explore what I love to imagine as her eternal freedom. In those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans told me their hearts out. I’m grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my dad, Koli, and my stepmom, Alexei, who are in this My rock remains through time. Rest in peace mom, I love you, Homer.”
On August 5, Heche his car crashed A house caught fire and seriously injured in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. Blood tests showed that the 53-year-old was narcotics in his system, He was taken off life support six days later after being declared brain dead. According to the medical examiner, he died of inhalation, thermal injuries and a sternal fracture due to blunt trauma official report,
After Heche’s most famous relationship with Ellen DeGeneres ended in 2000, she began dating Laphoon, a cameraman she was making, making a documentary about DeGeneres. They married in 2001, married Homer in 2002 and separated in 2007. Heche began a romance with her co-star James. They had Atlas in 2009 and lived together until 2018, sharing a home with their sons for a year after separating.