McNair widow asks court for $3.72 million from estate

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 8:45pm

Steve McNair’s widow asked to take an additional $3.72 million from a frozen trust account belonging to the late Titans quarterback.

Mechelle McNair filed the request last week in Davidson County Probate Court claiming the estate owed hefty state and federal estate taxes — $2.86 million to the federal government and $864,762 to the state of Tennessee.

The filing stated that the taxes were due on or before April 5, nine months after Steve McNair’s date of death.

“The estate believes that both the federal and Tennessee tax returns will have to be amended upon a final determination of Jonula Mechelle McNair’s interest in the estate as a surviving spouse,” the filing read.

Judge Randy Kennedy approved the motion the same day it was filed.

This is not the first time Mechelle McNair has asked the court to dip into the funds, held by SEI Private Trust Co. McNair agreed last year to restricted access to the funds while the courts sort of the late legend’s estate.

Mechelle McNair is allowed to draw $10,000 per month from the trust fund, but in early March she asked the court for an additional $120,000.

That filing said the estate had “continuing and necessary expenses" that had depleted its cash reserves.
 

8 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 4/7/10 at 6:14

Give her the money already! She's been thru enough.

By: wesjan on 4/7/10 at 7:47

The lawyers must make this a long drawn out agonizing process in order for them to make their 6- figure fees.

By: NewYorker1 on 4/7/10 at 7:53

OMG!!! I can't believe this women has to go through this. This is sooooo ridiculous. She is his wife. The estate should go directly to her any freaken way. This just proves my theory that a person, Mr. McNair, can be rich, but still dumb as hell.

By: sidneyames on 4/7/10 at 8:17

Mechelle McNair filed the request last week in Davidson County Probate Court claiming the estate owed hefty state and federal estate taxes — $2.86 million to the federal government and $864,762 to the state of Tennessee.

Will someone answer me one question: What in the hell did the FED gov't and State Gov-ment of TN EVER DO FOR STEVE OR HIS FAMILY?

I'm at a point where I'm beginning to hate the gov-ment that I have honored and loved for 62 years. The gov-ment is a bunch of ruthless scoundrels.

By: sidneyames on 4/7/10 at 8:18

P.S. HE paid fed tax and I'm sure paid some fees and/or tax to TN BEFORE HE DIED. We need to repeal the death taxes.

By: wataboutbob on 4/7/10 at 8:35

Why has it taken over 8 months to figure out the estate? Are they not professionals? Someone is making a bunch of money by dragging their feet.

By: wolfy on 4/7/10 at 10:14

Come on lawyers....Spred this out another 9 months and you'll be able to milk a few more millions that would otherwise go to this poor woman. And Judge Randy Kennedy? He's a lawyer too.

By: wasaw on 4/7/10 at 3:52

A lot of this carrying on is because the deceased, who was a "fine family man and good citizen" according to some, didn't have a will. It's amazing that the man had the skills to make millions on the football field but didn't have the sense to have a will drawn. But how about the wife? Wasn't she educated, an RN I believe? Surely she had the common sense to lead him to a lawyer's office and have a will drawn drawn up.

But in retrospect, even if he had a will, there would still be litigation pending concerning his other children, born to his other women. What was she thinking when he awas gone for days at a time. His wife had to have known what he was doing. Since McNair won't be sending kids to football camp this year, look for the Mississippi crime rate to go up.