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Celebrity Estates: Anne Heche and the Roles of Trustees and Administrators

After Anne Heche's death, her son, Homer, and former partner, James Tupper, fought in court over who would be her estate administrator and guardian of her youngest son, Atlas. 

Anne Heche was an actress known for her roles in a variety of genres in film, television and theater, as well as her high profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. On her tragic death in August 2022, Heche’s son Homer and her former partner James Tupper fought in court over who would be her estate administrator and guardian of her youngest son Atlas. 

In this episode, David Lenok is joined by Benazeer “Benny” Roshan, partner at Greenberg Glusker, in discussing what exactly an executor/administrator foes and how those jobs differ from those of a trustee. They focus on how the court typically handles such roles and what their respective responsibilities and duties are.

Benny discusses:

  • The benefits and detriments of probate;
  • Who should be an executor or a trustee;
  • The difference in responsibilities between trustees and administrators for estates;
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

For over 15 years, Benny Roshan has successfully represented a wide range of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes involving trusts, fiduciary appointments, accountings, removal and surcharge. Roshan is recognized by Chambers and Partners in their High Net Worth Guide for 2021 and 2022. In 2018, the Daily Journal named Roshan one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in the State of California.

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