Probate Battle Looms Over Dueling Neil Rogers Wills
March 24, 2011 at 12:54 PM (PT)
The battle over the estate of the late MIAMI radio legend NEIL ROGERS has landed in court, where two conflicting wills have turned up, according to the SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL.
The paper reports that a will signed on NOVEMBER 3rd in TORONTO leaves ROGERS' entire estate to his companion CHRISTIAN RAMON SANCHEZ HERNANDEZ, but another will signed 20 days later splits the estate between HERNANDEZ and ROGERS' friends DAVID HINE and JONATHAN JULIAN and includes a clause declaring any will signed in CANADA "null and void." Both wills were signed within weeks of ROGERS' stroke and heart attack.
ROGERS, who was a dominant force in the market at WKAT-A, WNWS-A, WINZ-A, WZTA, WIOD-A, and WQAM-A, lived in TORONTO for several years but moved back to SOUTH FLORIDA as his life neared its end; he died DECEMBER 24th.
His longtime attorney, agent, and friend NORM KENT is named as personal representative of the estate in the NOVEMBER 23rd will, and KENT's attorney SCOTT A. WEISS told the SUN-SENTINEL, "This will develop into a full-blown will contest." BROWARD COUNTY Circuit Judge MARK SPEISER is presiding over the probate battle and will decide which will is valid.