Celebrity Estate Lessons: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman
So, you already have Will? Great! But when was it last updated? It might seem like a small oversight but could make a big difference.
When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in 2014, he had a Will ready to go. Unfortunately, that Will was written before his last two children were born. Under New York law, this meant that those kids weren't guaranteed a portion of his estate.
Luckily for him, his partner, the children's mom, was the sole beneficiary. However, if she had died, only his first child would have had a trust set up for him.
No worries, though, this is an easy fix and we'd be happy to help you out!