Rollins family involved in will dispute

Posted on October 31st, 2010 No Comments

In August of this year, four members of the Atlanta Rollins business family filed suit against their father and their uncle in an attempt to change the rules governing the use of the family’s trust money.

Glen Rollins, son of Gary Rollins, was fired from his position as executive vice president of Orkin, the most well known of the Rollins family owned companies, following the filing of the suit.

According to the suit, the four members of the family behind the filing disputed the way in which they, as heirs to their father’s fortune, would be paid under a plan called the Rollins Perpetual Management Trust.

If you are looking for experienced counsel in the area of wills and trusts, contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Dispute over Army Major's will

Posted on October 19th, 2010 No Comments

A legal battle has begun at the High Court of England following a dispute over the will of a deceased Army major.

The 65-year-old man died from cancer in 2008 and had a secret mistress at the time as well as a son, wife, and daughter.

His 49-year-old mistress insists that he told her, while on his deathbed, that she would be left everything in his will.

Unsurprisingly, the major’s family disputes this claim and maintains that there is no such stipulation in the major’s paperwork and that he did not in fact leave behind a will. The mistress alleges that the family destroyed the will in an attempt to prevent her from receiving any inheritance.

Problems like these can be avoided with a carefully written and detailed will and estate plan. Contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Marshall estate dispute to appear before SCOTUS

Posted on October 11th, 2010 No Comments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal from the estate of Anna Nicole Smith, the late model and TV reality-show star, in the decades-old dispute over an inheritance from her tycoon husband.

The Supreme Court agreed this Tuesday to the request that they hear an appeal from the estate of Anna Nicole Smith, the late actress and Playboy Playmate.

The dispute, which is decades old, involves her tycoon husband’s estate. This is the second time that the case has reached the Supreme Court.

Smith — legally known as Vickie Lynn Marshall — married Texas billionaire Howard Marshall in 1994 after they met at an adult club where she was working. At the time, she was 26 and he 89. Fourteen months later, Marshall died.

Since then, the estate has been in dispute between Marshall’s son Pierce and Smith.

However, Pierce died in 2006, and Smith died in 2007; now her estate and his are battling for Marshall’s inheritance and estate.

Problems like these can be avoided with a carefully written and detailed will and estate plan. Contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 today.

Court to review Anna Nicole Smith's husbands probate case

Posted on October 1st, 2010 No Comments

Monday, Supreme Court justices agreed to take a second look at the late Anna Nicole Smith’s husband’s probate case after her estate was ruled against in federal appeals court.

Smith was married to the much older J. Howard Marshall, a Texas oilman, for fourteen months before he passed away in 1995.  Marshall’s will named everything to his son and Smith received no assets.  She later sued claiming that her late husband had promised her $300 million.

Since Smith’s death, the case proceedings have been stalled.  Next year courts are scheduled to resolve the case by deciding if Smith’s estate had a proper trial in federal court and whether or not state courts should the place to handle such probate suits.

If you or someone you know is facing a challenged will, contact the Houston probate litigation lawyers of Garg & Associates P.C. at 281-362-2865 to learn more about your rights.

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