I love celebrity probate and estate stories. The latest is a double celeb story! Paulina Porizkova was excluded in Ric Ocasek’s will according to the story I read. Paulina was, of course, a famous model and actress. Her husband, or according to the story estranged husband, Ric Ocasek was the lead singer of the Car’s. The Car’s had some HITS back in the late 70’s and early/mid 1980’s! Some of the hits included:
The list goes on….
According to the stories I read Ric and Paulina were separated so Ric specifically excluded her in his will. This is an important step as, at least in California, even when you file for divorce you are allowed to change things like wills. The exclusions, or things you can not change, are non-probate transfers. Of course, talk to your family law attorney before you change anything!
In this story it appears Paulina was taking care of Ric at his death but, apparently, he didn’t change his will back. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had more money than him. Obviously that depends on if they co-mingled their money, if they had a pre-nup, and how they titled their assets among other things. Here’s a link to a story in the NY Daily News.
So you might think it’s magic but really it’s time to say bye bye love and say since you are gone.