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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hoffman’s Will Ignores Hollywood


Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will left his entire estate to Mimi O’Donnell, his longtime partner, the mother of his three children, and now the preliminary executor of his estate.

Hoffman’s will was drawn up in 2004, back when he had only one son, Cooper.  His will requested that Cooper be raised in Manhattan so he would be surrounded by the arts and culture of the city.  If New York were to be impossible, he wanted Cooper raised in Chicago or San Francisco.  And if those two cities were impossible, Hoffman wanted his son to visit the this list of cities at least twice every year.  The will made no mention of Los Angeles, where Hoffman spent much of his time.

See Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Will—Keep My Son Away from Hollywood, TMZ, Feb. 19, 2014.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.


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