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Monday, January 14, 2013

Ben Novack's Fortune Probably Goes to Stepdaughter And Her Sons

UnknownIn 2009, Ben Novack Jr. was brutally killed at the Hilton Rye Town.  Narcy Novack, his wife, was convicted of orchestrating the slaying in addition to killing his mother.  Now May Abad, Narcy's daughter, stands to inherit $150,000, and the rest of the fortune stands to go to her two sons.   

Abad would get her $150,000 in a lump sum, and two trust funds would be set up for her sons.  The administrator of the estate, Douglas Hoffman and a trustee from Bank of America would decide how the money is paid out and the assets are dispersed.  

Narcy Novack was the primary heir in her husband's will, but she is likely to be disqualified from inheriting the estate because of Florida's slayer statute which prohibits someone who caused the death of an individual from benefitting off of the death.

Ben Novack's relatives are still trying to stake their own claims in the fortune that Ben acquired by forming Convention Concepts Unlimited, a company that sponsored Amway conventions.  Earlier attempts by Ben Novack's relatives to nullify the existing will have failed, and it is likely that abad and her children will end up inheriting the estate. Their main strategy is to have the will nullified under the theory that Narcy Novack coerced her husband to include her daughter and grandsons in the will, threatening to publicly reveal her husband's fetish for amputee porn and other details about his sexual proclivities.

For more details on property actually involved in the estate, please click here

See Ben Novack's Will Disputed; Stepdaughter, Sons May Inherit Millions, lohud.com, Jan. 14, 2013.  

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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