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When Stephen “tWitch” Boss died as a result of suicide back on December 13, 2022, he didn’t have a Will in place. Now his wife, Allison Holker, has filed for the rest of the late dancer’s estate. She is asking a California judge for Stephen’s half of the estate they jointly owned.
Holker filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, with a California Spousal Property Petition. This is a common procedure when situations like this occur, but it’s making the rounds of the news media due to Stephen’s fame. Under California law, one spouse is entitled to the other spouse’s half of a marital estate if that spouse dies.
However, the petition still has to be filed and the spouse filing the petition is required to prove that they were the legal spouse of the deceased at the time of that person’s death. While proving that isn’t necessarily difficult, it’s a requirement that has to be fully satisfied through the courts before the rest of the estate can be settled.
Among the items in the estate are property that was jointly owned, as well as quasi-community property. Holker has asked the court to award her all the property that belonged to the couple, and notes that Stephen Boss died without a Will.
Holker is also not asking for any kind of administration over the estate, and filed paperwork showing that they were married in December 2013 and had not divorced or separated. She also provided information to the court stating that Stephen hadn’t received property in joint tenancy, as a gift, or through life insurance after they were married.
If he had received money or items in these ways that could make those his personal property, and not property that would automatically go to a surviving spouse. Holker has filed for Stephen’s half of Stephen Boss Productions and their Goldman Sachs investment account, as well as the royalties he was receiving.
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