Peter Barton is an actor who is best known for portraying the role of Dr. Scott Grainger on the soap opera The Young and the Restless for several years beginning in the late 1980s. Kevin Brophy played the lead role in the short-lived Lucan television series that made its debut in 1977.
The two actually worked together on a film, Hell Night, and they are friends. However, they had a mutual “friend” that has left them around $1 million to share though they never met this so-called friend.
Ray Fulk died at the age of 71 in Illinois last summer. He could be described as a somewhat eccentric loner, choosing to live without running water though he was far from indigent with land and liquidity worth approximately $1 million. Fulk had no family according to reports.
Estate planning attorneys always emphasize the importance of planning ahead so that your estate doesn’t wind up being distributed by the state according to intestacy laws of succession. If you want your assets to go to people of your choosing you must be proactive about recording your wishes in a legally binding manner.
Ray Fulk may have lived unconventionally in many ways but he took the above advice to heart. He retained the services of an estate planning lawyer in 1997 and executed an estate plan.
In his will he left everything to Barton and Brophy except for $5000 that he earmarked for a humane society in Chicago. His attorney found evidence that the two actors had taken the time to respond to letters sent to them by Fulk, and as a result he considered them to be his friends.
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