Sunday, October 9, 2022
Anne Heche’s ex James Tupper files to become legal guardian of their 13-year-old son Atlas and will formally OBJECT to stepson Homer’s petition to control his mother’s estate, as battle over actress’s assets escalates
James Tupper has petitioned the court to be named legal guardian of his 13-year-old son with late actress, Anne Heche. Homer Laffoon, Heche’s eldest son, has also asked the court to be named legal guardian of his half-brother following his mothers death. Heche died intestate in August.
While Tupper is the biological father of the 13-year-old, he submitted in his filing that he loves both boys “as a father and wants the best for both.” He revealed in the filing that he will object to Laffoon’s petition to take charge of the estate, stating that he is unsuitable to run the estate and is seeking an independent administrator instead.
According to Tupper, Laffoon was estranged from his mother at the time of her death and his since changed the locks on the apartment she shared with the 13-year-old son, refusing his younger brother access to his belongings. Laffoon has responded, calling these claims “unfounded personal attacks” and “frivolous legal claims.”
For more information see Kayla Brantley “Anne Heche’s ex James Tupper files to become legal guardian of their 13-year-old son Atlas and will formally OBJECT to stepson Homer’s petition to control his mother’s estate, as battle over actress’s assets escalates,” The Daily Mail, October 4, 2022.
Special thanks to Joel C. Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.
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