The saga continues. Billionaire Leona Helmsley created a lot of trouble when she provided in her Will that her Maltese dog “Trouble” was to inherit $12 million in a pet trust. Why she left the gift in her Will (a public document in a public probate proceeding) instead of in a Trust (a private document not normally subject to court scrutiny) is unknown. Arizona is one of a few states that allows Arizona trusts to name animals as beneficiaries. For more on the “Queen of Mean,” her money and post death developments, see Jeffrey Toobin’s article in the New Yorker entitled “Rich Bitch – The legal battle over trust funds for pets.”
Animal Welfare Groups Fight for Dogs’ Piece of Helmsley Estate
By On the Net|2016-12-13T20:34:13-08:00September 9th, 2009|
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