Homer Laffoon files request to ‘extend his authority’ over Anne Heche’s estate
Anne Heche’s son, Homer Heche Laffoon, asks to « extend his authority » over his late mother’s estate. According to court documents obtained by ET, Homer, 20, filed an ex parte application in California Superior Court for Los Angeles County on Thursday, to expand his authority as special administrator of the estate.
According to the documents, Homer says this expansion of authority is « necessary » because the « estate tangible personal property » located in Heche’s apartment must be moved as soon as possible in order « to avoid additional costs, costs and possible loss to the estate”.
Homer also claims that many checks were made payable to the Six days, seven nights actress that should be negotiated, endorsed and deposited into a bank account in the estate’s name as soon as possible, so that the checks are not voided.
Extending his authority over Heche’s estate, according to Homer, would allow him to “collect all debts, rents, and other income belonging to the estate; initiate and maintain or defend suits and other legal proceedings” and “request and receive copies of [the estate’s] financial records.
It would also allow Homer to « manage, execute and enforce the rights and interests » relating to the late actress’ book, call me Annescheduled for release in January 2023.
Along with his request, Homer asks for $800,000 bail.
The request comes just two weeks after a judge ruled Homer can oversee Heche’s estate — for now.
In documents filed ahead of Heche’s estate hearing earlier this month, Homer claimed his mother only had $400,000 in her name at the time of her death. He also claimed that Heche lived in an apartment and did not own any property.
Regarding how Heche’s modest fortune was calculated, Homer claimed that the estate generally consists of « a few modest bank accounts, royalty payments and other income, a corporation in which the deceased was the sole shareholder (used for development projects and business functions related to his film career, including a modest bank account and royalty payments.) There is also his participation in his podcast « Better Together » and « the future benefits of his next book ».
Heche’s ex, James Tupper, and their 13-year-old son, Atlas, attended the Oct. 11 hearing in a Los Angeles court, where Judge Lee R. Bogdanoff reinforced the idea that he is It’s a 50-50 succession between Homer and Atlas. , and that nothing in this respect should be disputed.
Additionally, Bogdanoff said that Atlas should have access to Heche’s apartment to gather his things, but Homer is in charge of the estate for now. Additionally, the judge told the hearing that he believed Homer was fit to be the person in charge of the estate, while adding that there was no legal reason why he shouldn’t. not.
In a statement to ET following the ruling, Homer’s attorney, Bryan Phipps, said: « We are pleased – but not surprised – with the court’s decision this morning denying James’ request to name himself. guardian ad litem for Atlas.We look forward to the court’s resolution of Homer’s motion at the next hearing and, in the meantime, Homer will continue to diligently administer the estate in accordance with his authority as special administrator.
Tupper, who apparently disagreed with the Oct. 11 decision that placed Homer in charge of Heche’s estate, told the court he believed his son’s relationship with Homer would be strained if any party neutral was not present to help mediate the mores of the estate. The judge informed Tupper that he could file an objection to his decision that Homer was fit to oversee the estate at this time, and that his objection should be filed by October 20. The next hearing is scheduled for November 30.