Full day of hearings, no decision in James Brown case

Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 6:04 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:12 PM
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AIKEN -- A court hearing regarding the estate of the late James Brown ended today without the judge deciding on whether to approve a settlement agreement that would divvy up the singer’s wealth between his heirs and the 2000 Irrevocable Trust despite receiving a recommendation by a special administrator to accept the proposed settlement.

After listening to hours of testimony and evidence on why he should approve the agreement, Judge Jack Early dismissed court about 5 p.m. with orders to the numerous attorneys present to address the concerns brought up in court before court reconvenes at a later undetermined date.

In addition to the parties agreeing that Tomi Rae Brown was the singer’s legal wife at the time of his death, the settlement agreement also stipulates that any assets and proceeds received through the estate will be divided -- 50 percent to the charitable trust; 25 percent to Ms. Brown, which includes any share to James Brown II; and 25 percent to Larry Brown, Daryl Brown, Venisha Brown, Deanna Brown Thomas and Yamma N. Brown, with another heir, Terry Brown, being added to the agreement in court this afternoon.

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Unforgiven
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Unforgiven 01/30/09 - 10:18 pm
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who cares?????

who cares?????

missaugusta07
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missaugusta07 01/30/09 - 10:30 pm
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yeah who cares theres more

yeah who cares theres more to worry about!!!!

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mable8 01/31/09 - 01:52 am
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Glad Toni and Jr get the

Glad Toni and Jr get the lion's share; the 'legitmate kids' are not getting screwed by any means. And, yes, JB and Toni were legally married at the time of his death--his kids from former wives just didn't want her to inherit anything. The estate should go to her and Jr, period; they deserve it.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 01/31/09 - 02:45 am
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Everyone forgets that there

Everyone forgets that there is a Will. It disturbs me to think that a Will is no good. Why bother with one if this is what happens? Why pay a lawyer to draw up a Will and keep it on file if it can be contested? I thought a Will setteled all the fights over money, either you're in it or you're not! Maybe we need to have a Judge witness our signing of the Wills also.

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