Anne Heche’s son Homer Laffoon has been granted control over his late mother’s estate.
The 20-year-old was provided control over Heche’s personal belongings Wednesday– noting the end of a bitter back-and-forth in between him and also Heche’s ex James Tupper.
The starlet died on Aug. 12 death adhering to a fiery auto accident at the age of 53. Her fatality triggered a lawful battle in between Laffoon and Tupper over the estate’s ownership.
Laffoon was granted permission to “take possession of all the personal property of the estate of the decedent and also maintain it from damage, injury, and waste,” according to court docs using People.
Judge Lee Bogdanoff’s judgment eventually rejected Tupper’s insurance claim that Laffoon is “not suitable” to run the estate because of his age, the truth that he’s out of work, which he was not touching his mother at the time of her death.
” I discover no malfeasance by Mr. Laffoon,” Judge Bogdanoff added. The judge additionally denied Tupper’s request for a hearing to explore the claim that Heche’s $200,000 fashion jewelry collection has gone missing out on.
Tupper’s lawyer told the court that Heche “had around $200,000 worth of jewelry and none remains which was four years back.”
After the ruling, Laffoon’s lawyer Bryan Phipps told People in a statement, “We think the court reached the proper result today, both legally as well as equitably, as well as are glad to have this stage of the procedure behind us.
” With Mr. Tupper’s objections and accusations now dealt with, we are confident the administration of the Estate can proceed without unnecessary problem.”
In October, Tupper– that was with Heche from 2007 till 2018– declared that Laffoon was “aggressive” to his more youthful half-brother Atlas Tupper, whom he showed to the late actress.
James asserted that Laffoon has “damaged a number of guarantees” to his half-brother by not providing him with an “supply listing as well as pictures of the tangible personal effects” the 20-year-old told the court is still inside Heche’s apartment.
He affirmed that Laffoon “has acted in a hostile way towards Atlas” given that probate procedures started “and also has declined to interact with him or his representatives at all.”
He urged his son “has no self-confidence in Laffoon’s capacity to meet his fiduciary commitments to Atlas,” explaining that Laffoon just recently asked the court for certain powers that his title as unique manager evidently currently manages him.