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Brittany Murphy Leaves Will

12/21/2009 8:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany MurphyTMZ has learned Brittany Murphy had a will when she died -- a will she executed before she met husband Simon Monjack.

Sources say the will left her estate to her mother, Sharon Murphy.

The house Brittany owned and died in was held in trust -- a trust created several years before she met Monjack. He is not listed on the title.

We do not know if Murphy amended her will after she was married. So far we have no evidence Murphy drafted a codicil (amendment) to the will.

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16.

Uh-huh    

The will is not the final word here. CA and many other jurisdictions provide for a surviving spouse that was not named in a will that was executed prior to the marriage -- so Brittany's husband will likely still be entitled to part of her estate:

http://law.justia.com/california/codes/prob/21610-21612.html

1578 days ago
17.

matt    

he'll get 1/3 to a 1/2 regardless. he DESERVES it. that's the law. if you don't like the law, women - change it. PLEASE change it. fat chance.

1578 days ago
18.

luv my TMZ    

My sister went to sleep and never woke up when she was 34. "Natural cause" death does happen to younger people.

1578 days ago
19.

r    

Ummm idiot, take a look at her pictures when she first got into the business, she wasn't the type of person who had a problem putting on weight.

1578 days ago
20.

EstatePlannerinCA    

Agree with Anon #18 that "The will is not the final word here. CA and many other jurisdictions provide for a surviving spouse that was not named in a will that was executed prior to the marriage -- so Brittany's husband will likely still be entitled to part of her estate." - unless it is shown that Brittany provided for her husband outside of the Will/Trust, perhaps through life insurance or other assets left to him outside of the Will/Trust.

In the end what will likely end up happening is that the attorneys will fight over this until it makes more sense to settle and give him an amount to just plain go away.

1578 days ago
21.

Jenny    

Well that's good to hear, her poor mother had to find her body, it's the least she deserves.

RIP Brit

1578 days ago
22.

Casual Observer    

A local Fox affiliated reporter said she had Type 2 diabetes. If she wasn't properly caring for herself before she caught a bug, i.e., flu, it would have been devastating.

1578 days ago
23.

Cody    

That sucks for Monjack.
Brittany Murphy's death is being covered in full at pobale.com as well as other celebrity news.

1578 days ago
24.

anotherfnday    

Who gives a rat's a$$! This whole Country is falling a part and who really gives a F*#K about whether this woman had a will or not and who she may have left anything to? Anybody that's interested in Murphy's affairs is a LOOOOOOSSSSEEEEEEEER! Get a life!!

1578 days ago
25.

Massie    

Me and my family Love TMZ...
And when we heard about brittany...
We did not know what to say..
I am Speechless...
THAT IS SAD... :(
At least her Mother gets the house but what does her husband get???
By: Asia

1578 days ago
26.

Princess    

I'm glad she had the good sense to leave everything to her mother as it should be. I think people should leave their money to their loved ones and children. Not some Man or not some woman they just meet and think their in love with.

1578 days ago
27.

Only marry foreign women    

guy loses in marriage again. lost wife and marital property.

1578 days ago
28.

facingrealit    

As in most States he will probably receive up to 50% of the total earnings received during their 2 year marriage. However, he will not be able to override a previously drafted will, beneficiary of an insurance policy or Trust. Especially with the short-term of the marriage.

1578 days ago
29.

Fackof    

...the plot THICKENS!!

1578 days ago
30.

whatsupdoc    

Hopefully, the attorney who wrote her will is better than this one:
http://gawker.com/340424/how-francis-x-morrisssey-swindled-new-yorks-best-and-brightest

1578 days ago
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