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Probate Court File of Monkees' Singer Davy Jones Sealed

By March 26, 2012

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In an unusual move, the request to seal the probate file of the late Monkees' frontman, Davy Jones, has been granted by a Martin County, Florida, probate judge. The motion asking for the court records to be made confidential was filed by Jones' oldest daughter, Talia E. Jones, who is apparently named to serve as personal representative of the estate in the singer's Last Will and Testament. Why was the request made? According to the motion filed by Ms. Jones, "The decedent has been a public figure since the 1960s, and [the estate] is concerned about the public's access to the ... planning documents and financial affairs as public opinion could have a material effect on his copyrights, royalties and ongoing goodwill." In other words, giving the public access to the probate court records could result in financial harm to the estate and, in turn, its beneficiaries.

According to the Martin County probate docket, the Last Will and Testament of David T. Jones was signed on March 30, 2004, which was several years before he married Telemundo actress Jessica Pacheco. Jones married Pacheco, his third wife, on August 30, 2009, when he was 63 and she was 32, and they were still married at the time of his death on February 29. Jones had four daughters, Talia and Sarah with his first wife, Linda Haines, and Jessica and Annabel with his second wife, Anita Pollinger. But now that the probate court records have been sealed, we don't know who is set to inherit the daydream believer's estate.

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