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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, June 2, 2014

Oleg Cassini’s Widow Fights For Estate


The widow of Oleg Cassini, the fashion designer for former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, testified in a Mineola court as part of a continuing conflict with his daughter over his multimillion-dollar estate.

After widow Marianne Cassini’s control of the estate was suspended, the daughter alleged the widow was mismanaging the estate.  Christina Cassini claimed that the widow paid personal claims without court approval, commingled estate assets and failed to maintain records.  She is seeking control of the estate.

The widow’s attorney informed the judge it was difficult for his client to determine what was hers and what belonged to the estate after thirty years of marriage. 

See Bridget Murphy, Court Feud Over Control of Oleg Cassini’s Estate by Daughter, Widow Continues, Newsday, May 30, 2014.


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