Kristoff St. John‘s estate has its leadership in place, at least temporarily.
A hearing was held earlier this week after the soap star’s father and daughter filed opposing documents in his probate case. St. John’s father submitted a handwritten will he believed to be valid, while the daughter believed the will was never meant to be seen.
During the hearing, the judge ruled that Christopher St. John and Paris St. John were to be named Co-Special Administrators of the estate until a hearing in July. The judge stated they each had equal powers and the two sides must agree on the sale of any of St. John’s property and what to do with the proceeds from any sale of his belongings.
As The Blast first reported, St. John’s father submitted a handwritten will that called for his money to be divided up among his two daughters, Lola and Paris, with a split of 75% and 25%.
Paris filed an objection to the will, arguing it “was written inside a private diary and was not intended to be seen by third parties.”
Earlier this week, St. John’s father submitted into evidence a text message from the soap to his then-girlfriend. The message read, “I’ve been up all night. I drafted a hand written [sic] will, just in case. Leaving Lola and Paris my savings. I’ve also left you something. In my nightstand, top drawer in the notebook, I left two checks. I made them out to you. You are to deposit these checks accordingly. Just in case.”
Kristoff St. John died in February, on the day of the Super Bowl. The star was pronounced dead at his home after police responded to a possible alcohol overdose.
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, St. John died from hypertrophic heart disease, but investigators noted his heart muscle had “myocardial bridging,” and showed signs of alcohol abuse.
His death was categorized as an accident.
The “Young and the Restless” star was laid to rest in a private memorial in March and he was buried next to his son.