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Michelle Can't Look to Daddy for $$$

3/8/2008 1:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michelle Williams, Larry WilliamsIf it turns out that Michelle Williams and Matilda Rose get nothing from Heath Ledger's will, Michelle shouldn't expect her dad to provide much financial help -- since he's currently fighting the Feds.

Larry Williams is currently wanted in the U.S. for alleged tax evasion, but has been living in Australia and fighting off extradition since 2006. Just this week, he hired the same legal team that got Wesley Snipes off the hook.

Williams, who is considered by many to be a stock market guru, is wanted by the IRS on charges of willfully attempting to evade $1.5 mil in taxes from 1990 to 2001. He has denied all charges.

Details of Ledger's will were released today -- it was drawn up before he met Williams and before Matilda Rose was born. It dictates everything goes to Heath's parents and siblings.

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Cp3o    

Thanks for the interesting news

2332 days ago
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Jolene    

Any lawyers on here? Shouldn't the daughter be his natural and only heir?

2357 days ago
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um who cares    

Wow maybe his parents will provde for them

2357 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

Any decent probate attorney will be able to get something for Matilda since the will was made befor she was born and Ledger acknowledged her as his daughter. Besides, if Ledger's parents and siblings are decent people then they will make sure that Matilda get something.

2357 days ago
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meg    

if you knew anything about legal affairs, you would realize if a will is drawn up before a child is born or the mother is pregnant, then the will is automatically altered by law to provide for the child. The law assumes a parent would have wanted to provide for the child. If a parent wants to disown a child, they must do so in the will and give a reason.
Matilda will get a share. If the family wants to give Michelle a share, they can, but she is not entitled to a share by law.
Remember Anna Nicole Smith's will did not provide for Dannielynn but she was just named heir to Ann'a's fortune.
As usual, TMZ spouts off lies and makes asumptions without actually researching what they are saying.

2357 days ago
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Kelli    

This poor Mom can't catch a break anywhere these days. Michelle should focus on her career and try and overcome all this sadness in her life. I wish her and Matilda the best.

2357 days ago
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MsDoloD81    

Man, that's horrible

Keep your head up Michelle cause I know this ain't gonna be easy for you (as far as your dad and the will goes...)

2357 days ago
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Kobe    

So I guess the news is:
1. Heath Ledger's will was released today.
2. Michelle William's dad hired Wesley Snipe's lawyer this week.

Good job TMZ.

2357 days ago
9.

enough    

Is there a reason we need to know about Michelle Williams' dad?? Can you just leave the parents alone?? Is this some sort of big newsworthy celebrity thing that I'm missing??? I bet majority of the TMZ staff has legal problems for one reason or another...why don't you share your stories?? Since the Britney saga has calmed down a bit and Paris' life has been on the boring side...you guys have nothing...

2357 days ago
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SARAHD0LLXO    

poor girl.. hopefully the parents of heath will help out, after all .. matilda is their grand child.

2357 days ago
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kerry    

I think she will be fine she works she is able to take care of herself and the little girl. they wont do without.

2357 days ago
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Jan    

What kind of legal team and manager did Ledger have that would not have advised him to leave a trust for his DAUGHTER? Michelle makes good money but he should have provided for his daughter.

2357 days ago
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Michelle    

Heath would want the money to go to Matilda. Most people that young don't really think they are going to die soon, and I am sure he felt no urgency to change his Will. I hope his family does the right thing and gives the money to Heath's beloved little girl.

2357 days ago
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Kelli    

Julie you make a very good point as does meg. Hopefully it will turn out Matilda is the sole heir to his will. His family must want their Grandchild taken care of. Heath died to young.

2357 days ago
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Jennie    

I love Michelle and have sent my deepest regrets, but since when does she need money? That child will always be cared for. What's wrong with you guys bringing up this kind of personal thing?

2357 days ago
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