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Julie Garber

The Best of 2012 Celebrity Estates

By December 31, 2012

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It seems that in 2012 celebrity estates appeared in the news more frequently than in prior years. Below is a list of my top twenty-five favorite famous (or perhaps infamous) estate-related blogs that I wrote during the past year, listed in order of the date of posting:

  1. Missing Teen Natalee Holloway Declared Dead by Alabama Judge
  2. Whitney Houston's Will and Codicil Admitted to Probate
  3. Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes Fame Leaves $9 Million Estate to His Children
  4. Probate Court File of Monkees' Singer Davy Jones Sealed
  5. Singer Amy Winehouse Died Without a Will, Intestate Heirs Are Her Parents
  6. Buy a Piece of Dick Clark's Estate
  7. Britney Spears' Beverly Hills Home Sold Without Probate Court Hearing
  8. Humphrey Bogart's Estate and Luxury Clothing Brand Burberry Locked in Legal Battle
  9. Actress Reese Witherspoon Seeks Conservatorship for Her Father
  10. Prince William Set to Inherit 10 Million From Princess Diana's Estate
  11. Wife and Girlfriend of Thomas Kinkade Battle Over Control of Artist's Millions
  12. (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Write Your Will Your Way!)
  13. Estate of "Jackass" Star Ryan Dunn Sued for Wrongful Death
  14. Marilyn Monroe's Estate Loses Court Battle Over Publicity Rights
  15. Co-Trustees Request Judicial Modification of Whitney Houston's Testamentary Trust
  16. Accounting Filed for Heiress Huguette Clark's Estate Reveals Hundreds of Millions At Stake in Will Contest
  17. Elizabeth Taylor Unseats Michael Jackson as the Top Earning Dead Celebrity for 2011 - 2012
  18. Bee Gee Robin Gibb Leaves Massive Fortune, Tangled Web to Unweave
  19. The Elizabeth Taylor Trust Wins Rights to Adult Entertainment Domain Name
  20. The Hobbit Goes to Court - Estate and Trust of J.R.R. Tolkien Sue Warner Bros.
  21. "Read It" Ticks Off Sony and Executors of Michael Jackson's Estate
  22. Will Contest Ends, Actor Sherman Hemsley Finally Laid to Rest
  23. Irrevocable Trust Fund Set Up For Benefit of Daughter of Kansas City Chief Jovan Belcher
  24. Will Contest Over Artist Thomas Kinkade's Estate Ends With Secret Settlement
  25. Descendants of Ernest Hemingway's Cat Snowball Subject to Federal Regulation

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