On Tuesday a judge determined that Heche’s 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon will remain administrator of the late actress’s estate despite a petition by Heche’s ex-boyfriend James Tupper.
Tupper wanted a judge to declare him guardian ad litum for Atlas, which would give him certain powers to represent the boy. The judge, however, declined that request, saying Laffoon is qualified to act as sole administrator and that “in the state of California, a person can be illiterate and still be considered qualified.”
“He (Tupper) would have to prove that there is some form of fraud, neglect, waste, mismanagement, embezzlement or he is incapacitated to take the position of the administrator,” explained family law attorney Atousa Saei.
Heche died in a fiery car accident in August of 2023 and didn’t have a written will or trust for her estate.