Wynonna and Ashley Judd are left out of mother Naomi .’s will

Naomi Judd left her only two daughters, Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd, from her will, Vidak For Congress can confirm.

The late country singer — who died by suicide on April 30 — instead named her 33-year-old husband, Larry Strickland, as the executor of her estate, according to court documents.

Naomi requested in the will that the 76-year-old musician have “full authority and discretion” over any property that is an asset to her estate “without the approval of a court” or consent from a beneficiary of the estate.

She also stated, according to the documents, that Strickland would be entitled to “reasonable compensation” for his services, and that he would be paid or reimbursed for all “reasonable costs, advances and expenses, including attorneys’ and accountant’s fees, incurred or incurred.” in the management of my estate.”

The will was made on November 20, 2017, nearly five years before Naomi died.

According to the documents, the “Love Can Build a Bridge” singer – who waged a lifelong and public battle with depression – was “sound of mind and possessed of memory” when she signed and approved the will.

Melissa Sitzler, a senior account manager at a law firm in Tennessee called Wiatr & Associates, and another person named Abigail Muelder signed on as witnesses, declaring that Naomi was “sound in mind, memory and understanding, and not under any restraint or in any way.” incompetent to make a last will and testament.”

Larry Strickland with Wynonna and Ashley Judd.
Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland, seen here with Ashley and Wynonna, is the executor of his late wife’s will.
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According to the will, Naomi also requested that if her husband could not be an executor due to death or any other reason, she would like her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr, the president of Wiatr & Associates, to serve as co-executors. .

RadarOnline.com claims a source told them Wynonna, 58, is “upset” that she was banned for forming half of the duo, The Judds, with Naomi and “believes she was a major force behind her success.” mother.”

However, representatives for Wynonna and Ashley, 54, did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment on their feelings about the will.

The sisters have given no indication of tension between them and their mother since her death — not even at the induction of Naomi’s Country Music Hall of Fame a day after she announced her death.

Naomi Judd hugs Ashely Judd and Wynonna Judd stands behind her.
It is unclear if Naomi has left any trusts for her daughters.
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In May, Wynonna said she felt “helpless” over the loss and vowed to “break the cycle of addiction and family disorder, that I need to keep standing up for myself” [first] and do the personal healing work.”

Meanwhile, in a podcast interview in July, Ashley said she could “understand” that her mother — who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound — was in pain after years of coping with an “undiagnosed and untreated mental illness.”

Vidak For Congress also contacted the attorney who prepared Naomi’s will for more insight, but did not hear back in time for publication.

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Naomi’s estate is estimated at $25 million.

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