When rapper Nate Dogg (Nathaniel Hale) passed away last year at the age of 41, he died intestate, or without a will. That left his surviving 6 children somewhat in the lurch. He was also divorced at the time of his death, therefore leaving no surviving spouse to inherit under intestate succession laws.
This week probate documents were filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and some of the estate assets will finally be distributed by appointed attorney Alex Borden. Borden was nominated by one of his daughters and the mother of one of his sons.
Among the assets that will be split between the children is his real estate property in Pomona, CA that is valued at $350,000. However, $150,000 is still owed on the property so that only leaves $200,000. And even then there are substantial outstanding debts to the estate. One of those being medical bills from an Orange County facility that total nearly $300,000.
At this time it is not known exactly how much if anything will be left after these debts are paid. Fortunately, there may be additional income to the estate in the form of future music and other entertainment related sales.
A valuable lesson is learned here: do NOT die intestate. Make sure that you have at the very least a will that can be executed promptly after your passing. Do you want your loved ones to wait over a year for a formal probate process to begin? Of course not. Please contact a professional estate litigation Attorney to help you plan for the future of your loved ones.
*This blog entry was not written by an Attorney and should not be constituted as professional legal advice.