Lawyer For Anne Heche’s Son Responds After Court Denies James Tupper’s Claims, Shares Actress’ Net Worth

Anne Heche’s death came as a shock to her friends and family, as well as to the fans who enjoyed her work. The controversy surrounding Heche’s death in a car accident didn’t end with the event itself. There was now a legal battle in court over her estate, but now that battle appears to be over, at least for now.

James Tupper, Anne Heche’s former partner and father of her 13-year-old son Atlas, had filed papers in court alleging that he was responsible for the actress’ estate before her death and that that was what she wanted. However, since Heche does not have a legitimate will, a judge has now ruled that Heche’s adult son, Homer Heche Laffoon, will be in charge of the estate…at least for now. In a statement to ETLaffoon’s attorney, Bryan Phipps, said:

We are pleased – but not surprised – by the Court’s decision this morning to deny James’ application to be appointed Counsel for Atlas. We look forward to the court deciding Homer’s application at the next hearing, and in the meantime Homer will diligently administer the estate in accordance with his powers as special administrator.