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Matilda Ledger Inherits Entire Estate

Matilda Ledger Inherits Entire Estate

Matilda Ledger plays with her colorful umbrella as she strolls on a drizzly morning in New York City on Sunday.

Heath Ledger
‘s family has decided to donate his entire estate to the late actor’s daughter, Matilda Rose, even though he signed a will leaving his fortune to his parents and sisters.

However, Ledger’s insurance company has refused to pay and has been sued in Los Angeles for not paying out $10 million in benefits to his 3-year-old daughter, after the company claimed the Dark Knight actor may have committed suicide, according to court papers.

“There was never any question about the fact that Heath’s estate would go to Matilda,” Ledger‘s dad, Kim said. “Never a question. We are very close to Michelle and Matilda.”

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logical not psychotic @ 09/30/2008 at 12:18 pm

BECKY SMITH, you’re cuckoo! He only got the insurance policy in June of ’07, six months before he died. And what reason would he ever have to lapse on his payments???? Short of cash? I don’t think so.

#2, what earthly difference does it make whose lawyer is doing the suing of the insurance company? Any idiot would guess that it’s a lawyer acting in the best interests of Matilda, ie: Matilda’s lawyer. You are a bonehead.

Matilda is an absolutely ADORABLE little girl. Love her and her wonderful outfit. :). She’s so cute!

She is a lovely little girl:)))

BECKY SMITH DO HUSH @ 09/30/2008 at 2:40 pm

If the insurance company was refusing to honor the policy due to unpaid premiums, cause of death wouldn’t be mentioned.

The insurance company is challenging cause of death, nothing else.

Before you start sputtering more nonsense, I work in insurance defense, it’s my job to find ways to NOT pay policies. What do you think insurance defense do?

No responsible corporation is going to part with $10 million dollars without their own investigation and conclusion.

Matilda will receive the pay out, but after further investigation. The litigation will only prolong the process, but that was the choice of the attorneys.

I am glad she is getting the money from the estate, but the insurance company has every right to question the claim. He lied about not using drugs on his application, which may invalidate the policy. He also might not have committed suicide, but he engaged in risky behavior with his drug use. I realize this is JJ and many people have their heads in the clouds when it comes to these things, but bottom line is that we end up paying higher premiums for insurance fraud.

Love when children wear their halloween costumes early.

I guess, now I will scroll down to find the older Suri with a blank stare. being carried barefoot with a twin bed blanket by her freaky mother.

Infamous, Matilda is two years old. She doesn’t dress herself, her mother does. Her dress is darling and her dad had his own style.

Arlene, you are sick. Matilda is significant and adorable. She’s just as beautiful and significant than all the other celebrity children you listed. You aren’t significant.

Arlene you are nothing on everybody’s list and a fugly loser. Anyone that talks about babies is pathetic. Matilda is just as adorable as any of those children and her father was more talented than any of those people in your list.

Matilda is a doll. What a sweet, adorable little girl.

that has got to be the cutest ever

Matilda is so adorable!

Arlene you are nothing on everybody’s list and a fugly loser. Anyone that talks about babies is pathetic. Matilda is just as adorable as any of those children and her father was more talented than any of those people in your list, along with Kate Winslet. Heath and Kate are the only talented ones.

Nobody cares who is on your list anyways and if you’re leaving, good. LOL nobody wants you here.

Yes, I do insurance defense as well. Standard procedure for an insurance company to launch an investigation especially with an untimely death. No surprise there.

Most life insurance policies have a clause that excludes payment of benefits due to suicide within a year or two of the effective date of the
coverage so if the insurance company has doubts about the cause of his death, the will certainly investigate all circumstances before they fork over $10 million to ledger’s family when he died just 6 months after the policy was effective. Insurance companies have to abide by the terms of the policy and will have to prove he committed suicide before the court will let them out of paying out the benefitciaries. An insurance policy is a legal contract and will pay only if all terms of the contract have been abided by. The judge or jury will decide.

Also, it’s probably Ledger’s ESTATE that is suing for payment of the insurance benefits to his heirs. Somebody has been appointed as executor of his estate and that is usually a lawyer or bank trustee of some kind.

Alexandra @ 10/01/2008 at 2:41 am

Nice to see a child being allowed to be a child and dressing up, must be her favorite game, she is often in her dressing up clothes.

Beautiful child and so like her Father.

@Julien: GEE WHERE DO YOU LIVE!!!!!!

SOOOOOOO HAPPY MATILDA WILL BE OK,SHE HAS A WONDERFUL MOMMIE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, JUST WISH HEATH COULD BE THERE FOR HER NOW,THEY WERE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.YES MATILDA IS LIKE LOOKING IN THE MIRROR,LOOKS JUST LIKE HER HANDSOME DADDY,SHE ALSO HAS HER BEAUTIFUL GRANDPARENTS AND AUNTIE’S, SHE IS LOVED ALSO BY THE REST OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! GLAD TO KNOW MOMMIE IS DOING ALRIGHT,SHE WILL HEAL…..GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILY!!

@[☆I n F a m o u s☆]: YOUR A MEAN SOB DON’T HAVE SOMTHING NICE TO SAY, STAY OUT OF THIS PAGE IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@miss wheeler: oh poor girl??? she looks like er daddy???? you worded that stupid, if she looks like er daddy why poor girl……. he was a very handsome man!!!!!!! the same goes to er mommie beautiful lady……… and she was a baby when er daddy passed….. a girl is for older……… ugh some ppl!!!!!

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