I've written articles before about the mess that murdered NFL quarterback Steve McNair left behind because he died without a will. I had predicted a possible fight between his widow and the two minor children from prior relationships, because she didn't list them as heirs on the probate filing. The official story from the McNair camp is that they have to file claims with the Estate to be recognized as heirs, which they haven't yet done even though they both have attorneys representing their interests.
My personal view: it was inappropriate not to list the two kids, and perhaps his widow, Mechelle McNair, realized it afterward. Regardless, it now appears that the children won't have to fight to prove they are entitled to inherit, at least for now.
But even with one fight avoided, the Steve McNair Estate is far from easy. First, there's the matter of what's in the estate. His widow's attorney recently filed an inventory listing estate assets at around $19.6 million. Most of this money (about $16.9 million) was invested in stocks and bonds. McNair also owned at least two corporations, one of which was a cattle business called McNair Farms, Inc. (Quarterbacking and cattle farming does go hand in hand, doesn't it?)