Lourd, who has appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Scream Queens, was extremely close with both Fisher and Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds, who both died in December, 2016. So, it's to be expected that Lourd would be the beneficiary.
According to legal documents, Fisher's assets include "several bank accounts, a 2016 Tesla S, full ownership of several LLCs and a life insurance policy." It's also reported that Lourd will also receive Fisher's collectables, jewelry and artwork.
Another vital aspect of the estate settlement is that Lourd gets control of Fisher's image and likeness. This is incredibly important in Fisher's case, as the Star Wars franchise digitally recreated her young likeness for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year, and producers could desire to do that in future films.
Lourd will also receive monetary gains from Fisher’s books, trademarks and copyrights.
Lourd and her extended family have already decided to auction off some of Fisher's memorabilia for charity. Fisher's director’s chair from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, a life-sized Princess Leia statue and her personal writing desk will be included in the September auction, which will benefit The Thalians (a charity started by Reynolds) and The Jed Foundation, an emotional health and suicide prevention charity chosen by Lourd.
There are still some of Fisher's assets, such as her home that have not be dissolved into the living trusts as of yet, but that should be resolved soon. The family's attorneys are trying to avoid some of the legal proceedings, as Fisher clearly intended for Lourd to inherit everything.
“What they’re really trying to do is avoid giving the court jurisdiction over the matter and trying to avoid probate fees and costs,” said estate attorney Bruce Givner. "By doing this the court will not have jurisdiction, and you won’t have to wait the nine months or so it would take the courts to sort through everything. Even if the court turns this down, what’s going to happen is there will be a probate analysis into the trust. All it will do is cause months of delay as they review everything.”
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