Court documents were obtained by People magazine outlining the list of assets that Carrie Fisher has left behind. Some of which include several bank accounts, a 2016 Tesla S, full ownership of several LLCs, and a life insurance policy. The ‘Star Wars’ legend has stipulated that her daughter, Billie Lourd, will preside over her estate.
As Fisher’s only child from her relationship with talent executive Bryan Lourd, Billie Lourd will also inherit the personal and household belongings of the late actress including jewelry. artwork, and collectibles. In addition, the 24-year-old actress will have full ownership of rights to her mother’s public image and likeness.
This also includes her intellectual property rights. Namely, ongoing proceeds from Fisher’s books, specials, trademarks, and copyrights. That is a hefty list of stuff if we do say so ourselves. Some of her memorabilia are set to be auctioned off in September. The auction was organized by her brother Todd.
Some of these items include Fisher’s life-sized Princess Leia Statue in its original phone booth, her personalized director’s chair from ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’, and her personal writing desk.
A portion of the proceeds collected from the auction will go towards Fisher’s deceased mother’s charity, actress Debbie Reynolds’ ‘The Thalians’ and ‘The Jed Foundation’, which is a charity that was chosen by Billie Lourd.
Fisher’s estate, which she shared with Debbie Reynolds, is currently on the market for $18 million. It is believed that the proceeds from the sale will be added to Lourd’s trust.
The full details of her holdings and the nature of the trust are outlined in the court documents that were filed by her lawyers. According to those documents, not all of Fisher’s assets were transferred to her living trust when she died.
In order to avoid probate court and a lengthy court case, her lawyers are arguing that Fisher had obviously intended that her assets be incorporated into the trust that Lourd is to inherit.
According to Bruce Givner, who is an attorney and estate planning expert, it is likely that the courts will agree to allow Fisher’s attorneys to assign the remaining assets out of court.
According to Givner, “What they’re [Fisher’s lawyers] really trying to do is avoid giving the court jurisdiction over the matter and trying to avoid probate fees and costs”
Regardless of whether the courts decide to let the attorneys settle the matter themselves or not, Lourd will remain the beneficiary of her mother’s trust. Givner explains, “Even if the court turns this down […] All it will do is cause months of delay as they review everything”