The lawyer for Gary Coleman‘s ex-wife, Shannon Price, has described the sudden emergence of a third will in the battle over the late actor’s estate as “despicable.”
But attorney Todd A. Bradford said it was still business as usual — and he expected Price, 24, to assume full control of her ex-husband’s affairs.
“I will handle everything as I would have before, because the 2007 addendum names Shannon as the sole beneficiary,” Bradford told RadarOnline.com.
“I don’t think this would effect her legal rights because the codicil was written in 2007 and this new will is from two years earlier.”
Price, who filed a handwritten document dated Sept. 4, 2007 in a Provo, Utah, court, had not yet formally learned of the bizarre new twist, according to her lawyer.
“If I have to get off the phone to speak to Shannon,” a shocked Bradford told RadarOnline.com, “she is not aware of this new will, as far I know.”
The document is 23 pages long and was executed on February 3, 2005 and Entertainment Tonight reported it was filed Friday afternoon in Utah.
It leaves everything to a woman named Anna Gray, who was reputedly CEO of Coleman’s corporation and previously lived with the star.
The existence of the third will almost certainly removes Coleman’s former manager, Dion Mial, as executor of the actor’s affairs.
In Price’s claim, Coleman supposedly suggested his ex-wife was the “sole heir of any and all monies, properties, bank accounts, earnings, model trains, vehicles, cars, toys, games, electronics, homes, other inheritances if any, all things physical and/or intellectual.”
Bradford added: “It is a despicable thing that someone held back this will… It is not what Gary would have wanted.”