Singer Bobby Vee's children involved in estate dispute

Georgia residents who are fans of the late singer Bobby Vee may be interested to learn that his children have been arguing over his estate. Robert Velline, known publicly by the stage name Bobby Vee, died on Oct. 24, 2016 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. A dispute between Velline's four children began a couple years before his death and has not yet been resolved.

Velline had four children, and two of them have filed a lawsuit against their siblings. The complaints involve a biographical theater production called 'Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story" and the alleged mishandling of assets that were held in a trust. The plaintiffs and their late mother disapproved of the Bobby Vee play when the concept was being discussed, but the defendants went forward with the production anyway. The play premiered in October 2016, the same month that Velline died.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking compensation for damages exceeding $50,000. They are also asking the court to remove their brothers as co-trustees on a family trust and require their brothers to provide records of their income and any revenue that was generated from the theater production. The use of certain trust assets including silver and gold records, books, pictures and autographed posters are also in dispute.

It is important for individuals to organize their estate plans while they are still healthy and capable of making sound decisions. If a person becomes mentally incapacitated before creating an estate plan, the person's adult children may argue over the estate. This could lead to lengthy and public disputes which could require the assistance of experienced probate counsel.

Source: Inforum, 'Bobby Vee's children argue over his estate in court," Kim Hyatt, Feb. 5, 2017

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