Whitney Houston leaves estate to daughter Bobbi Kristina
A lawyer for Whitney Houston said Thursday that her will — in which she left everything to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina— is a "straightforward" case and expects no complications with the administration of her estate.
Kenny Meisalas said in a phone interview that "things with the family have been very smooth, no problems." He said things are proceeding normally, and he doesn't expect any challenges to the will.
The document doesn't mention specific assets, but leaves all of her furnishings, clothing, personal effects, jewelry and cars to her surviving children. Bobbi Kristina, 19, was her only child.
Fulton County Probate Court Judge Pinkie T. Toomer in Atlanta on Wednesday approved the will. Houston's sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, was named as the administrator of the estate.
Meisalas declined to talk about Houston's assets or possible debts.
Houston's money will be put in a trust. Upon turning 21, Bobbi Kristina will receive part of the money, more of it at age 25 and the balance at age 30. Houston's trustees can give her money from the trust for various purposes, including tuition, to buy a home and to start a business.
Since her death, Houston's albums have been top sellers. This week, she has four albums in the top 20 positions on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, including her Greatest Hits, which sits at No. 2 and sold 112,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The will was signed on Feb. 3, 1993, about a month before Houston gave birth to her daughter. The 48-year-old died Feb. 11 in California.