November 15, 2019 — Originally published in THE NEW YORK POST/Page Six (Read full article here)
Scott E. Rahn, founding partner of RMO Lawyers, was recently quoted in THE NEW YORK POST/Page Six regarding the estate of late musician Ric Ocasek and his widow, Paulina Porizkova. Here’s an excerpt:
“Paulina Porizkova, the estranged widow of late Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, has hired a lawyer to represent her in his estate case — a move that experts say could point to a battle for her share of his fortune.
In papers filed Thursday, Porizkova — whom the musician cut out of his will because he said she “abandoned” him — said that she authorizes lawyer Linda Wank “to appear and act for me in the above entitled proceeding and to protect my interests in the premises.”
Experts say Porizkova has a strong case to fight for an automatic one-third share of Ocasek’s estate as any spouse is entitled to under New York law, despite what his will said. In addition, she could also choose to fight the validity of the entire will, the experts say.”
Scott E. Rahn weighed in with several thoughts.
“I think her notice of appearance indicates that she intends to fight for what she believes are her rights to Ric’s estate… She has several viable claims. By her appearance, it seems she’s intent to pursue them. I think this is far from over… The fact that she knew about the will doesn’t change anything, doesn’t mean that [the will is] viable. It certainly doesn’t change her rights under New York law…”