Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Robin Williams' Widow Takes His 3 Children To Court Over Property

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After news reports of debts following Robin Williams' tragic suicide in August last year, it is so sad to hear that his widow Susan Schneider and his three children - Zelda, Zack and Cody - from previous marriages are now in a fight over property left in his will.

Susan Schneider reportedly filed legal documents complaining someone entered the house she shared with Robin Williams days after his death and removed belongings that she felt entitled to. She is also said to have revealed that once she started legal proceedings, 'certain home-related services were canceled' including a newspaper delivery.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr Children In Legal Battle Over His Bible and Noble Prize

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Above are the four children of Martin Luther King Jr. with wife, Coretta Scott King. They are from left, Dexter Scott King, Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Yolanda King.

This picture was taken at a church service in Atlanta in 2006, but now all is not well in the family as the children are currently embroiled in a legal battle over their father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. The sons want to sell the items to raise money for their father's estate needs. The first daughter wants to hold onto the artifacts for their mother's estate.

After seeing the SELMA Movie just a few days ago and marveling at the forgiveness that marked MLK's relationship with his wife, I find this petty squables among the children so saddening.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ozo Titled Igbo Man Disowns First Son, Chidi Okam, In a National Newspaper

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A Nigerian titled man, Ozo Oswald Dokwe Okam, disowned his son, Ozo Chidi Okam, on one of the pages of a national newspaper. The announcement comes complete with the son's smiling picture from when he took his own titled. The disgruntled dad did not state why he is cutting off his son from his life, but it must have been something very serious indeed. The father stated;

"I will not want him to serve me when I am dead since  he did not serve me in my life time. He should return all my certificate of occupancy and other valuable documents in his possession to me and be satisfied with the things I willed to him in my will.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Family Contingency Plans - Accounts and Wills

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I'll share a personal story. Some of you may know that our trip to Nigeria was mostly for my father in law's burial. My FIL was a lawyer and had had a Will. In it, he had described where and how he wanted to be buried. My MIL and his sons knew this, and this made the period of his passing as well as the plans for his funeral relatively fuss-free.