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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

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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Why would she kill him. I mean she had all the money in the world. she is just so sick to take another person's life.

Posted by: Tameshia | Feb 1, 2015 7:31:22 PM

Everything was proven...it goes to show the truth always surfaces and I pray the step daughter and her 3 boys get his inheritence....because she was good and honest and always dis the right thing...iam talking JUSTICE!!!!!

Posted by: Michael H Dillon | Dec 22, 2020 12:18:48 AM

Mae Abad should get the most. Along with her two sons. Good for her.

Posted by: R C Bates | Jun 19, 2021 9:43:57 PM

Abad shouldn't profit from her mother's sins,maybe her mother set it up so that if she got caught her daughter would inherit the fortune of her murdered stepfather

Posted by: Dionell | Jul 9, 2023 7:24:11 AM

May is a beautiful soul. How heartbreaking it must have been to know your mother wanted you dead. May knew something was fishy with her mom asking them to hold off on any payouts after her dads death not knowing she was even in the will. That's love and loyalty. We need more May's. Every cloud has a silver lining and that is May. I wish her happiness, healing, and love. She is a true and loyal person. Everything her mother IS NOT!

Posted by: Tara Crihfield | Nov 7, 2023 7:32:01 PM

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