After Alan Thicke passed away from a ruptured aorta in 2016, his sons Robin and Brennan were named co-trustees of his estate, according to TMZ.
Fox News reports in its story, “Alan Thicke’s widow claims late actor’s sons are spending trust, keeping her from inheritance” that Alan Thicke’s wife Tanya Callau feels the brothers are leaving her out of the loop and are “recklessly” spending money from their father’s trust. They’re not giving her what she’s owed.
According to the Daily Mail, Callau has decided to act. She’s told reporters that she will take the brothers to court, if they don’t “meet her demands.”
In a statement to TMZ, Callau’s lawyer Adam Streisand said, “The fact that Tanya still hasn’t received her inheritance is unconscionable.”
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Thicke brothers didn’t approve of Callau spending a significant sum of money to construct a burial site monument for her late husband and didn’t reimburse her for the money she spent.
However, Robin, the “Blurred Lines” singer, was reportedly reimbursed for $105,000 after he threw a massive memorial party in honor of his father—the day before his memorial service. In addition to not being reimbursed for the burial site memorial, Callau says that Robin and Brennan are “unfairly” charging her for taxes and expenses.
In September 2017, a judge threw out a petition that Robin and Brennan filed against Callau blocking her from challenging the terms of her prenup. TMZ reported that the judge ruled there was no evidence Callau was planning to challenge her prenup and that their concern about the matter was “misplaced.” Prior to that ruling, Callau claimed the Thicke brothers had filed legal documents against her solely to embarrass her in the media.
According to the Daily Mail, the prenup signed by Callau and her late husband, stipulates that she is entitled to 25% of his personal effects, his ranch’s furnishings, a $500,000 life insurance policy, all of his death benefits from pensions and union memberships, as well as 40% of his remaining estate.
Thicke met Callau in 1999 and later married in 2005. The couple remained together until his death. She was his third wife.
Reference: Fox News (May 9, 2018) “Alan Thicke’s widow claims late actor’s sons are spending trust, keeping her from inheritance”