Former James Tupper has petitioned Anne Heche to be appointed legal guardian of his 13-year-old son with the actress, as he continues to fight with his stepson over her property.
DailyMail.com has obtained court documents filed by Topper, 57, seeking to become the legal guardian of his son Atlas Heck Topper after his eldest son, Homer Lavon, 20, petitioned to take over his mother’s estate.
Levon also asked the court to be named legal guardian of his half-brother after Heche’s death.
James Tupper is Atlas’ father and single parent. James loves both Homer and Atlas as a father and wants the best for both,” the deposit, obtained by DailyMail.com, states.
“In order to maintain family harmony and a healthy fraternal relationship between Atlas and Homer, and in view of the complexity which this estate will foresee… will be a more appropriate associated, impartial and private professional responsible.”
The first session is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 11. It is still unknown what assets she owned when she died in August after a fiery car crash.
James Tapper gave the title of legal guardian to his son with Ann Heck, Atlas Heck Tupper, 13
DailyMail.com has obtained court documents filed by Topper seeking to become the legal guardian of his son Atlas Heck Topper (left) after Hitch’s eldest son Homer Lavon, 20, (right) petitioned to be responsible for his mother’s estate.
James Tupper is Atlas’ father and single parent. James loves both Homer and Atlas because the father wants the best for both, “says the file. The mixed family of four was filmed in 2012
Tupper revealed in the filing that he would object to Laffoon’s petition to take over ownership of Heche, and instead would choose his own independent administrator.
Homer was appointed “interim officer” in September to manage the publication of Heche’s upcoming book Call Me Anne.
Tapper claims that Lavon is “unfit” to run the estate because he is too young and unemployed and was separated from his mother at the time of her death.
The actor goes on to accuse Lavon—the son of real estate broker Colman Lavon—of changing the locks on the apartment Heche shared with Atlas, allegedly preventing the younger brother from recovering his belongings.
Taber said the two half-brothers had not had any contact since the day of Heche’s death.
Lavon described Tupper’s allegations as “unfounded personal attacks” and “frivolous legal claims”.
He went on to say that Tupper is manipulating him and his half-brother to gain control of their mother’s property. Lavon also claimed that Tupper keeps him away from Atlas by controlling the 13-year-old’s phone.
Lavon’s lawyers said TMZ They are confident that the eldest son will be the winner in court having appointed him provisionally in charge of the estate.
Lavon ‘unsuitable’ to administer the estate because he is too young and unemployed and was away from his mother at the time of her death, according to the Tupper file.
The Tupper file states that “In order to preserve the proper family harmony and fraternal relationship between Atlas and Homer, and in view of the complexity that this bequest would involve …
Tupper revealed in the filing that he would contest Laffoon’s petition to be liable for Heche’s estate, and would select his own independent administrator to be liable.
Last month, DailyMail.com revealed an email sent to Tupper in 2011 naming him as an outlet for its property. The email was included in Tupper’s legal file as he battled Homer, 20, for control of her property.
But Lavon fought back in a file last week, claiming that the email was not a legally recognized will because Heche did not sign the document.
‘the master. Tupper frequently refers to email as a “will,” but — as a matter of law — email does not qualify as a 3D will or a formal attested will, says the Laffoon file.
The email has not been signed before [Heche] And she doesn’t have two witnesses who signed the document during [her] life.’
Lavon says his mother failed to leave a will when she tragically died.
He stated to Vaughn that “without a will, there can be no nomination for an executor,” adding that he was “legally entitled to be appointed as an administrator.”
However, Tupper claims that Heche’s email from January 25, 2011 makes it clear that she wants all assets to be controlled by him.
Tapper claims that the 2011 email proves he should be responsible for the estate. “FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks,” Heche’s email begins. “I wish that all my assets should go to the control of Mr. James Tapper to be used in the upbringing of my children and then given to the children.”
Taber said the two half-brothers had not had any contact since the day of Heche’s death. Tapper, Heichi and their son Atlas were photographed in 2015
The email from Heche contains the subject line “WILL” and is addressed to Tupper and copied to attorneys Kevin Yorn and Melodie Moore.
“I hope that all of my assets will go into the control of Mr. James Tapper to be used for my children’s upbringing and then given to the children,” the email read.
It states that her assets will be divided equally between her two sons and that their shares should be given to them when they are 25 years old.
In the event of the death of her two sons and all, Heche handed over her assets to her nephew, Elliot Bergman, to divide them equally between her nephews and nephews.
Heche finished the email, “I hope this goes into my records as my word until more papers are prepared.”
It appears that no other papers were ever submitted.
In his original court petition, he told Vaughn that it was unclear how much money or property Heche, 53, had in her name before her death. Levon lists his mother’s personal belongings and annual income as “unknown”.
The court will have to research Heishi’s finances to determine the value of her property and the property she owns.
In 2021, it was reported that she was selling her cottage in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles for about $2 million with co-star and ex-partner Thomas Jane.
It was also previously reported that she owns another home in the Hancock Park area of Wilshire in Los Angeles – a mansion whose price is about 4 million dollars.
Photo before the August 5 crash shows Heche at the wheel with a liquor bottle in the cup holder
Heche died of injuries sustained in a fireball car accident in Los Angeles on August 5
Heche died after a crash on August 5 in Los Angeles. The actress, best known for her roles in Donnie Brasco, Vulcano and Wag the Dog and her three-year relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, crashes a Mini Cooper into a house, causing an explosion.
Blood tests showed the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system when the high-speed crash occurred, but officials confirmed she was not drinking alcohol – although she was photographed shortly before with a bottle of vodka in her cup holder.
She was badly burned and fell into a coma.
Heche’s life support was turned off on August 14, and her body was cremated on August 18.
The coroner ruled on August 17 that Heche died of inhalation wounds and burns, and the death was ruled an accident.
The mother of the two also had a broken sternum from ‘blunt trauma’, according to information on the Los Angeles County forensic examination website.