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Robert Schimmel's Children

Our Stepmom Is Screwing Us Over

2/2/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Robert Schimmel's widow is mishandling money from the late comedian's estate ... according to Schimmel's daughter who's accusing her of cheating the children out of their inheritance.

Schimmel -- who had 5 kids -- was in the middle of a divorce from his 2nd wife, Melissa, when he was killed in a car accident in 2010.  

His daughter Jessica Katz fired off a letter to Melissa's attorney ... accusing Melissa of failing to pay his children money owed to them. The letter's not long on details, but she claims at least 2 of the kids are owed $25,000 each.  

Jessica wants Melissa to no longer have control of the estate purse strings.

The attorney for Schimmel's estate tells TMZ ... Bob racked up huge medical bills before he died, and those creditors have to be paid off first before the heirs can collect any money.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wasn't Robert Schimmel a wife beater

265 days ago
2.

Franc    

Daddy didn't take care of his kids like he should have. He knew he had cancer and didn't specify monies for them in his will. Completely his fault, especially when the marriage fell apart.

265 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

This guy's story is sad from A to Z

265 days ago
4.

ImSoReal    

Men... Think of your children first before you bring a Complete Stranger into your family with a ring and marital contract. Your DNA "offspring" should be the Most Important.

265 days ago
5.

Canadasux    

While creditors have to be paid first from an estate, as the attorney said, if the heirs have gotten any money from the estate at all, at some point, then, all of the creditors would have already been paid in full, and the heirs should, then, not be shorted on the inheritance at any time from that point on.

265 days ago
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Susan62509    

CANADASUX is 100% correct. If only certain beneficiaries have received any payment or gift from the estate (regardless if it was a partial or full payment), then Jessica has the legal right to file for breach of duties of the executor of the estate. Also, all beneficiaries that are listed in a Will or Trust have the automatic legal right to receive a financial breakdown, in writing, of the debits and credits taken against the the estates financial ledger beginning from the date of death onward. This is called a "full accounting" from the Estate. Beneficiaries can request their copies to be sent to them quarterly, semi-annually or annually. It is required by probate court that ALL executors of a Will/Trust maintain an accounting of everything taken from the estate including monies for sales of furniture, etc. If no accounting has been kept, that is another breach of contract by the executor. Go for it Jessica.

265 days ago
7.

KR    

Ummm Who??

264 days ago

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